Here’s proof that kettle reboilers can behave like thermosiphons and thereby bottleneck an entire plant. Understand the mechanism to blame and avoid it with these prevention and troubleshooting tips
Henry Z. Kister Fluor Corp. and Milton A. Chaves Hess Corp.
A survey of tower failures [ 1 ] ranks kettle reboilers as the most troublesome reboiler type in the chemical process industries (CPI). Excessive pressure drop in kettle reboiler circuits is the prominent kettle malfunction, causing liquid to back up in the...
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