The Process Operator Training Unit (DTU-2) was conceived and designed to give fractionation and distillation operators a visual concept of what goes on inside the metal towers/columns that dominate the landscape in a petroleum refinery or petrochemical plant. This model does not include automatic controls, so the happenings of this unit rely entirely on the operator. The glass fractionating column allows the operator to see the results of their actions very quickly. The unit consists of the following equipment: main column, 4 pumps, overhead condensers, heat exchangers, cooling system, reboiler, temperature gauges, and piping. All of this equipment is intended to provide instructors with a working model of the equipment used in refineries or petrochemical plants, and accurately demonstrates distillation on a small-scale model. This unit comes with a carrying case which also acts as a stand for the unit. The College of the Mainland uses the Glass Distillation Unit (DTU-2) in a variety of courses. The DTU-2 is used to teach students everything from how to draw P&IDs, to the actual operation of a distillation column. The unit is extremely flexible and forgiving. You can demonstrate different flooding scenarios and have it recover in just a few minutes. The students’ comprehension of distillation principals is greatly improved by seeing the color graduation of the components across the column.
-One (1) Fractionating column with ten (10) perforated trays
-One (1) Reboiler (with electric heating element)
-One (1) Overhead accumulator
-Four (4) Heat exchangers
-Four (4) Centrifugal pumps
-Five (5) Flow control / indicating rotometers
-One (1) Charge tank
-Two (2) Rundown tanks
-One (1) Cooling water tank
-One (1) Refrigerant type cooler
-Two (2) Panel mount thermometers
-Five (4) Dial thermometers + 1 w/ Chiller Unit
-One (1) Digital Manometer
The unit is mounted on a cart that is approximately 20” wide, 38” long and 53” tall. The framework is 1/2” square tubing.
The uncrated unit, mounted on casters, is approximately 38” long, 24” deep and 72” tall.