Lockett Distillation Tray Fundamentals


1. Glitsch, Inc., Ballast Tray Design Manual, Bulletin 4900, 6th ed., 1993. Available from Koch-Glitsch, Wichita, Kans.

2. Koch Engineering Co., Inc., Design Manual—Flexitray, Bulletin 960-1, Wichita, Kans., 1982.

3. Nutter Engineering, Float Valve Design Manual, 1976. Available from Sulzer ChemTech, Tulsa, Okla.

4. M. J. Lockett, Distillation Tray Fundamentals, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1986.

To convert lb/ft3 to kg/m3, multiply by 16.0.

source: H. Z. Kister, Distillation Design, copyright © 1992 by McGraw-Hill, Inc. Reprinted by permission.

Chimney Tray Koch Glitsch
FIG. 14-33 Entrainment. [Reprinted courtesy of Fractionation Research Inc. (FRI).]

Fair (paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, 111., November 1996) correlated data for efficiency reduction due to the rise of entrainment near entrainment flood, getting ln v = A + BO + CO2

where O is the fractional approach to entrainment flood and A, B, and C are constants given by

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