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Re: [Distillers] cooling pipes

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  • David W Lunsford
    Thanks, Mike yiy just answered a question I had...maxtonnage
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 23, 2005
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      Thanks, Mike yiy just answered a question I had...maxtonnage



      At 09:16 PM 2/23/05 +1300, you wrote:
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      >Scott Nightingale wrote:
      >Subject: [Distillers] cooling pipes
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      >I've been looking at a few of the commercially available reflux stills and
      >notice quite a few of them (like the euro still) pass the cooling pipes
      >through the column several times.
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      >Does anyone know what the idea behind this is? I am most curious.
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      >Cheers,
      >Scott
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      >Yes Scott ... without mincing words, complete ignorance about how a column
      >works!
      >The makers of those stills are clearly not members of the distillers' groups
      >and therefore, sad to say, suffer from a poor education!
      >The ONLY places for cooling pipes are right at the top above the packing
      >(for a bit of reflux), or right at the bottom below the packing (for some
      >power control). Stuff them in the middle of the packed part of the column
      >and you will just "stuff up" your column as it interrupts the natural flow
      >of reflux and screws up the equilibrium.
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      >All the best,
      >Mike N
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