Re: TEMPERATURE CONTROLLERS, AUTOMATICS, etc.
- Sounds like what I am doing, just reducing input a little
when the heat up has been achieved.
Results are 96% and very good taste.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, BOKAKOB <bokakob@y...> wrote:
> As I understand there should not be any need for whatever
automatic controller to regulate the temperature for home type
stills. Not the ones regulationg the power level of electric
immersion heaters. As I get it, the whole process is maintaining its
regularity (:-) by evaporation only -- this it is pure and simple.
The first factor to adjust is the heat input. Sometimes a lot of
heat is supplied and the still geometry (column diameter, packing,
cooling, etc.) can not tolerate this condition. The remedy is to
reduce heat. Once reduced it should work fine based in physics
alone. The other factor to adjust would be the coolant flow if extra
steam is getting out of the vent end of the condenser. In this case -
- reduce heat yet more or increase coolant flow (for this method to
work you need a longer cooling condenser). The last thing to tinker
with would be the return (or reflux what I think is less correct) of
the distillate back in the column. Once understood these simple
principles will yield nice resutls!
> I can be wrong I must say.
> Cheers, Alex...
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