Face-to-face | In-company
Learn about distillation technology with this comprehensive course from world-renowned expert, Henry Kister.
This course has a particular emphasis on the problems that can occur and how to solve them. It will help you to develop a working knowledge of key techniques that can promote trouble-free operation and reduce distillation cost. Henry will discuss numerous operating experiences throughout the course to illustrate the key principles and to distinguish good from bad practices.
Every delegate will receive a copy of two textbooks written by Henry Kister, Distillation Operation and Distillation Troubleshooting, together with extensive course materials, providing invaluable reference sources after the course.
By the end of the course, you will understand:
- how to troubleshoot a distillation column and determine what may cause poor performance
- how to evaluate existing column performance and develop new designs
- how to avoid common causes of capacity bottlenecks, tray damage, downcomer sealing problems, packed tower distributor malfunctions and many other operating difficulties
- how to de-bottleneck a column to improve capacity and/or separation
- how to control and operate a distillation column
- how to validate your tower simulation.
Who will benefit
Engineering and supervisory personnel who are involved in:
- starting up distillation processes.
- Avoiding fractionation pitfalls
- Troubleshooting distillation simulations
- Tray hydraulics and limits
- Troubleshooting tray towers
- Troubleshooting packed towers
- Distillation control
- Avoiding tower malfunctions
- Case studies
View a detailed course outline
Previous delegates said
"Fantastic course with a very knowledgeable and passionate presenter, covering a wide range of useful topics. Good content, with course schedule tailored to people interests with good use of examples to enhance understanding."
J Walton, Mitsubishi Chemical, UK
"Henry was excellent. His enthusiasm and the course content were brilliant. What a pleasure!"
E Anderson, Seqens Custom Specialties, UK
"Henry was excellent and used case-based learning effectively to demonstrate fundamental principles. The content was extremely informative and well presented. Henry's tireless energy in presenting the core material, and his willingness to answer any questions on distillation no matter how complex made this course exceptional."
S Hayton, Worley, UK
"Henry is an excellent presenter, teacher, and speaker; a terrific course."
B Floan, Crown Iron Works, USA
"Wonderful. Top class teacher."
L Ferrari, Total, Belgium
- 16–18 October 2023, London, UK
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Course fees vary depending on delivery format and location. Select your preferred course date to see the relevant fees.
How to register
Select your preferred course from the list of upcoming start dates and go to the 'Book course' button at the bottom of this page.
More than one person to train?
Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place. Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.
- 2 places – 10% discount
- 3 places –15% discount
- 4 or more places – 20% discount
This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. This could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. Request a quotation.
Attendance certificate & CPD hours
An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend the whole course to receive the certificate.