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Re: difuser tubes distallation column

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  • stevolate
    Hi I had valves, which would not drain back. They were then removed and SS mesh covering the holes this was no better as vapour flow still would not let liquid
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 29, 2005
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      Hi
      I had valves, which would not drain back. They were then removed and
      SS mesh covering the holes this was no better as vapour flow still
      would not let liquid drop down the column.
      I had cooling running up centre of column.
      Can post photos if interested.

      Happy drinking
      Stevo


      > There is another problem that needs adressing:all those joints have
      > to seal or there is going to be a pressure loss to the atmosphere.
      > Loss of product?
      > There is another guy that used poppet valves to retain the liquid.
      > He had the same problem in that the liquid would not drain and
      > basicly flodded the column the longer it ran.
      > my solution idea would be to use a central cooling pipe with a
      > series of "cups" with holes punched in them with a sharpened punch.
      > Kinda like the surface of your nutmeg grater. The flowers would
      > allow liquid to accumulate and the holes will allow drainage without
      > pressure buildup. Water flow to the central pipe is regulated to
      > maintain optimal temps for production. As vapor temps rise water
      > flow is increased and production slows as the boiler runs out of
      > distilate. A second condenser is used to capture the output. I would
      > suggest 16 t0 24 "cups spaced over 12" of coolant pipe. make
      > the "cups" so they fit the outer pipe to keep the vapor from going
      > around the "cups".
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