Purely academic - Valve terminology and selection guide
- Just a bit of information regarding various control valves. It can be useful
for following technical converstations/topics as well as background information
for more advanced tinkering.
- Thanks Riku and Arsene for the replys, abit a late I know.
I got a quick question about the AFC tube size and the length of the
tube, when it is inside the 50 mm x 800 mm column, just keep in mind
the still will be only used as a continuous wash stripper for low
wines aiming for about 65%, I hope.
You make a doughnut out of a potscrubber and put that around the AFC
pipe and push it down. In case of AFC you need to be able to open the
column from top and from bottom to achieve proper packing. You could
use copper mesh as well but SS potsrcubbers will not corrode.
"Arsene Lupin" <ragnagna75012@...>
Continuous columns are difficult to design and understand, I suggest
you implement ARC & AFC in the continuous column once you are
aquainted with the basics. Moreover there is a sizing issue.
Build you stripper, see the ABV you can get with 100C in the boiler
with your desired wash flow. THEN you may implement ARC & AFC.
I would like to add that continuous strippers are interesting because
they allow for energy reuse which seems like a point of design often
overlooked. If you dont reuse energy, the benefit is very limited,
you'll trade boiler size for column height, aquarium pump and a lot of
About packing, the AFC may be more or less intrusive but will allow
packing (just push the scrubbers from the other side of the tube).
- 8mm pipe, 80cm long has been tested in one meter column (IIRC)-
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mavnkaf" <mavnkaf@...> wrote:
> Thanks Riku and Arsene for the replys, abit a late I know.
> I got a quick question about the AFC tube size and the length of the
> tube, when it is inside the 50 mm x 800 mm column, just keep in mind
> the still will be only used as a continuous wash stripper for low
> wines aiming for about 65%, I hope.
- Thanks Riku, I thought it may have been 8 mm because I've read you
used 8 mm for the ARC set up.
Now for the next step of the feed tank, which I think I have got
worked out. I'm going to preheat the wash to 40 c with a fish tank
heater and use a small float valve (for gravity feed), that I found at
a pet store, its low pressure and deals with low volumes of water or in
my case, wash.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc" <abbababbaccc@...>
> 8mm pipe, 80cm long has been tested in one meter column (IIRC)-
> Cheers, Riku