Refinery Tower Columns for Sale
Columns are often found in chemical processing, petroleum refineries and pharmaceutical facilities to distill high quantities of liquid. Basic distillation columns work for distilling components of very different boiling points, but a fractional distillation column can handle similar boiling points with ease. In fractional distillation, the column completes the distillation process several times to separate components into parts or fractions.
Choosing the best column for your application is a matter of understanding all the metrics involved. You’ll want to think about factors like:
- Surface area
- Flow rate
- Volume of your liquids
Used Columns in Stock
At LCEC, we carry a wide range of column types, including:
- Extraction: An extraction column separates two substances of similar boiling points with a third substance. This added substance changes the boiling point of one of the substances, so distillation is possible.
- Packed: This column type uses packing materials in varying materials like metal, plastic and clay to increase the surface area inside the column. When substances enter the column, vapor rises and the liquid falls. The liquid is reheated and turned into vapor to distill.
- Trayed: Like packed columns, trayed columns increase the surface areas inside the column to increase distillation efficiency. Horizontal metal trays catch liquid as vapor moves upward.
Find Used Trayed Columns and More at LCEC
Whether you need a used nitric acid column or a used fractionator column, LCEC has the selection for you. Browse our full list of columns today to find your ideal product. If you’re unsure what kind of column you need for your application, get in touch with our experts. We can guide you in the right direction.