Kettle Reboiler Heat Exchanger
Reboilers are Heat Exchanger typically used in the direction of provide heat to the bottom of industrial distillation columns. They boil the liquid from the bottom of a refinement column to generate vapors, which are returned to the column to constrain the distillation separation.
Proper reboiler operation is very important to effective distillation. In a typical classical distillation column, the entire vapor driving the separation comes from the reboiler. The reboiler receives a liquid stream from the column bottom and may partially or completely vaporizes that stream. Steam usually provides the heat required for the vaporization..