657 - Distillation Process Operations Trainer

Product Dimensions
(L x W x H)
11ft x 24ft x 32ft 6in (3.35 x 7.32x 9.75 m)
18,000 lbs (8100 kg)

This large-scale, realistic, industrial process system facilitates training in operations in field activities regularly undertaken by process operators within the refining, petrochemical and oil & gas industries, relating to a distillation process.

This working fractionation tower has been designed to support process technology (PTEC), process operations programs in US technical college programs. However, the device can also be applied to similar process operations programs in colleges and universities as well as within industry, directly.

A binary mixture of glycol and water (50/50 wt%) is used as a feedstock. The distillation process yields 99% purity water and glycol product. The glycol bottoms product is recycled to the feed, limiting the need for glycol inventory.

Available as an independent product, or as an add-on to the DAC #656 operations training skid, this large-scale training environment will provide realistic hands-on training in the functionality of a complete distillation process. The assembly includes a 32' high, 12" diameter functional distillation column. The device allows for distillation, with pressure manipulation through vacuum, feed rate changes, and experimentation with, or manipulation of, different feed composition mixtures, temperatures, and reflux ratios.

Activities focus on common tasks and formal procedures undertaken on a daily basis by operators in many industries. Examples include; operation of pumps and heat exchangers through manual and/or digital control systems, as well as manipulation of distillation tower operation parameters.

Fabricated to ASME standards, and incorporating durable state-of-the-art industrial control components, the system will provide years of trouble-free service, whether installed in an indoor laboratory or in outdoor environments.

With multiple installations completed to date, this proven, full-size tool will help make training more memorable, effective, and realistic to both incumbent workers, and trainees.
#657-001 - DeltaV DCS Control System
#Misc - Alternate Vendor or Brand-Specific Instrumentation and Control Packages Possible (Please Call)
•  Use and start-up guide
•  Exercise package
•  Complete engineering and design documentation package
•  Commissioning and start-up support
Make-up water source, instrument air source, 480 VAC 3-phase 100A, primary service, 240 VAC, 50A, single phase supplies. Alternate voltage requirements can be accommodated, at additional cost.
•  Includes over 80 hands-on exercises/procedures


DeltaV and Rosemount are registered trademarks of Emerson Process Management.
Working process systems and related equipment have inherent dangers.
This device has been designed for professionals for use under controlled circumstances for training only. DAC assumes no liability for injury resulting from the use or misuse of this product.
This product requires site preparation, and utility integration services, to be provided by the customer.
In accordance with DAC’s established policy of continuous improvement, these specifications and product descriptions are subject to change without notice. This information is the latest technical information as of the time of viewing or printing.