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Re: [Distillers] Why insulate a reflux column?

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  • tipringwaterpipe
    What have you missed? About 20 posts. Some of us distill in harsher enviroments. Keeping your column insulated takes one variable in reflux somewhat out of the
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      What have you missed? About 20 posts. Some of us distill in harsher enviroments. Keeping your column insulated takes one variable in reflux somewhat out of the equation.
      Down-the-Hatch
      Tip

      Sven Pfitt <the_gimp98@...> wrote:
      I can understand the reason to insulate a pot, since any heat loss
      there is just wasted energy.

      Why does one insulate the column on a reflx still? I would think that
      convection cooling of the tower would result in reflux, which is
      desirable. Not insulating would require less water to cool the
      primary reflux control coil.

      What have I missed?

      Thanks.

      Steven


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