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Distillation & Fractionation Distillation & Fractionation
Optimize control and efficiency of distillation and fractionator processes.

Optimize control and efficiency of distillation and fractionator processes.

The objective for any distillation column is to separate a feed stream into light component and heavy component product streams. Distillation columns are inherent to many units in a refinery where specific product streams can be drawn off for further processing, or used as blending elements in final product streams.

One of the biggest challenges of hydrocarbon distillation and fractionation is how to efficiently obtain the desired yield of sidecuts and products that meet specifications, while maintaining the lowest possible energy usage.

We offer advanced control valve technology and local applications engineering expertise to ensure the sizing and selection of the optimal valve for your distillation process.

If the amount of vapor and liquid or "traffic" travelling through the column becomes too great, the column can flood. Too much reflux flow, or too much reboil heat resulting in too much vapor, (or both) can cause flooding. When flooding occurs, the efficiency of the distillation column is dramatically reduced with corresponding drops in product purities. Column flooding can be prevented through good control practices and precision performance control valves equipped with digital valve controllers.

Fisher™ offers the broadest selection of globe style and rotary control valves equipped with Fisher FIELDVUE™ Digital Valve Controllers ideally suited for all your critical distillation and fractionator applications. Our control valve experts help you to optimize performance to minimize process disturbances, improve yields, and increase refinery efficiency.

Minimize process disturbances
Increase refinery efficiency
Improve on-spec product and sidecut yields
Reduce energy usage and operating costs
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