Re: [Distillers] Re: design
- G'day Tony,the temperature will only be at the same temp.if the thermometer is in the moving stream of vapour.I made sure of placing my thermocouple and thermometer at exactly the same level within the vapour stream to get the right control of the system.(not the first few times I ran) but then I noticed a lag between the thermometer and the PID controller.It was at this time I purchased a digital thermometer which updates its reading every few seconds and now it precedes the controller by about half a degree if there is any change of composition of the vapour.Regards,Ken.----- Original Message -----From: Tony & Elle AcklandSent: Thursday, 31 January 2002 4:34Subject: RE: [Distillers] Re: design
> I don't know whether I would agree that it is dead space - I thought
> the idea of the extra height was so that the base of the thermometer
> (or probe) was at the same height as the base of the condenser, so
> that you were measuring the temperature of the vapour at the same
> height as the vapour you were condesing. Otherwise, surely you would
> be measuring the temperature of vapour lower in the column than is
> actually being condensed/used? Feel free to correct me if I am wrong
> on this.
Once the vapour has left the packing, its not going to be doing a lot more
purifying. So it wont be changing composition, nor temperature. So
hopefully (?) all that vapour anywhere in that head is at the same
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