Selecting T for condensing fluid


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Mar2-05, 06:42 AM
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In cooling distillate off a column, is there a disadvantage to making a condensing fluid in the tube side of a shell and tube too cool? Assume melting points of the condensing material are below the Temp, so nothing is solidifying.

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Mar2-05, 06:05 PM
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"Too cool?" Cracked tube sheets, pulling material backward into the condenser (air plus flammables = boom), cutting reflux ratio (wasted distillation step) --- you can run with it from here.


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