45380Re: Cross-flow adaptation
- Jun 3, 2009Hi, Rasputin,
Thanks for that, I only use a pot still and I'm still learning about the different classes of reflux still.
I guess you are talking about vapour management and I was probably thinking of liquid management (?) where a part of the cooled liquid in the dam at the bottom of the condenser is drawn off, and with a condenser of sufficient capacity would, I expect, already be cool enough without a liebig.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Rasputin Paracelsus <rasputin@...> wrote:
> Hello Baker,
> Thanks for the comments. Yes, longer is not a big deal, is it.
> As far as I can see, the liebig is needed because all the X-flow does is
> ensure reflux. Still need a condenser to deal with the vapours taken
> off, right?
> (Someone correct me if I'm out to lunch. Actually, at the moment, I'm
> out doing a stripping run on one of my MUM washes. Started it May 21st.
> Last night, it was very slow, today quiet and down to 0.990. The other
> one, with the slow BK-1, is still going at a reasonable rate)
> gff_stwrt wrote:
> > Hi, Rasputin,
> > A couple of thoughts from someone with no expertise at all in this.
> > If you're not sure it will have enough capacity, make the tubes a bit longer. So long as the maximum water flow is not too small (small diameter of the tubes/low capacity of the pump) you will have the benefit of increased area of cooling surfaces, WITH NO EXTRA WORK (same number of tubes).
> > And would you need a liebig at all if you have a cross-flow condenser of sufficient capacity with a bit in reserve?
> > Regards,
> > The Baker
> > PS I want one of those condensers one day. B
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