Crude oil pilot plant


Crude oil pilot plant for studying purposes or for simulation of the operation conditions in industrial-scale crude oil refineries or low-scale production plant.


Distillation system with 5 bubble cap tray columns DN 100 with 10 plates as main column and max. 3 side columns (option) DN 50 with 5 plates each.


Continuous operation, separation into boiling cuts by taking off the top product, max. 3 side products and the residue from the reboiler.


Fully automatic operation due to freely programmable control. Reduction of the boiling point by stripping with superheated, unsaturated steam at atmospheric conditions or under vacuum.


At every second plate sample take-off nozzles and temperature sensors are installed for determination and recording of concentration- and temperature profiles. Mass- and energy balances can be obtained by computer station with print-out of the distillation report by a printer.


The system will be supplied together with a mounting frame and all necessary accessories. The installation requires a suitable hall with platforms and stairs as well as nitrogen, water and electricity.


Technical Data


Feed rate            

approx. 4-40 kg/h


Column type     

DN 100 made of stainless steel


Evaporator material       

stainless steel, 6000 W


Column load      

max. 100 kg/h*


Receiver size     


Operating temperature

up to 350° C


Ambient temperature  

max. 25° C


Operating pressure        

vacuum down to approx. 50 mbar*


Operation range              

up to 400° C AET


Separation efficiency     

50 plates*


Mains Supply    

208 – 250 V, 50 Hz (60 Hz upon request)


Power consumption      

125 kW (with all options in operation)


System height  

approx. 12 m

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