distillation system is designed for the distillation of crude
oil and petroleum products. Crude oil distillation can be complex
and time consuming. Our crude oil distillation system includes
everything needed to perform the ASTM methods, D2892 and D5236,
for distilling crude oil. The systems automation minimizes
the operator time needed to perform the test. The equipment design
makes the test straightforward and easier to perform.
The crude oil distillation system can come in a wide variety of configurations
with single or multiple distillation columns.
column configuration is used to distill the crude oil up to a
maximum 450°C atmospheric equivalent vapor temperature. It
is sometimes called true boiling point distillation or D2892.
The distillation column has 15 theoretical plates and complies
fully with ASTM D2892. Pot sizes of 2 to 100 liters are available.
of column packing types are available including Propak, Helipak,
and structured packing. Other packing types are also available.
pot still configuration is typically used to distill the residual
material from the D2892 distillation out to atmospheric equivalent
vapor temperatures up to 565°C or higher. The vacuum pot
still complies fully with ASTM D5236. Pot sizes of 1 to 22 liters
A two crude
oil distillation column configuration is also available. Usually,
one distillation column is the D2892 packed column (true boiling
point) and the other is the D5236 vacuum pot still column. Only
one distillation column is operated at any time. Both distillation
columns share the same controller, fraction collector, vacuum
control system, and recirculating bath.
distillation columns are available in addition to traditional
packed columns and vacuum pot stills. The spinning band distillation
columns can accommodate pot sizes from 10 ml to 12 liters.
Automation and Accessories
All our crude oil distillation equipment is available in automatic or manually
operated models. Manually operated crude oil distillation systems are inexpensive
and simple to operate. Automatic crude oil distillation models are microprocessor
controlled. The distillation functions are automated to make the crude oil
distillation process easy and efficient from beginning to end.
The microprocessor minimizes the amount of operator time required for each
crude oil distillation. Call up your stored program from one of 19 available
memory locations and let the microprocessor perform the crude oil distillation.
Each fraction has programmable open and close temperature cut points, heat
rates, and reflux ratio. There is a programmable shut down at the end of the
distillation run. The microprocessor allows easy editing of each of the parameters
while the crude oil distillation is in progress.
The fraction collector can automatically collect crude oil fractions based
on temperature cut points at atmospheric pressure or under vacuum. Receivers
come in a variety of sizes and are graduated for easy observation of the cut
volume by the operator. The fraction collector comes in 4 or 8 place options.
Distillation of crude oil above 200 °C must be performed at reduced pressures.
The vacuum system includes a 2-stage mechanical vacuum pump, cold trap, pressure
sensor and proportional control valve. The operator can input a vacuum set
point from 100 mmHg to 0.1 mmHg and the vacuum system will automatically control
vacuum to the set point level.
The recirculating bath controls the condenser temperature in the range of -20°C
to 100°C. The operator inputs the desired temperature and the bath automatically
controls the temperature to that set point.
A spare parts kit is available which includes the parts necessary to keep your
crude oil distillation system operating. B/R Instrument stocks all parts for
Specifications for D2892 Packed Columns
(True Boiling Point)
Distillation Column Efficiency: 15 Theoretical Plates
Vacuum Range: 100 to 2 mmHg
Packing Types: Propak, Helipak, Structured Packing
(other packing available on request)
Pot Sizes: 2 to 100 liters
Specifications for D5236 Vacuum Pot
Vacuum Range: 100 to 0. 1 mmHg
Pot Sizes: 2 to 22 liters