Introduction to Distillation

Learning objectives

  • Correlate the distillation principle with separating hydrocarbon components of crude oil
  • Recognize types of distillation
  • Describe the equipment associated with fractional distillation

Course overview

Distillation is the first step in refining crude oil into finished products. Distillation separates components of a liquid measure by taking advantage of its physical properties.

The Introduction to Distillation training course describes distillation theory and principles. It also explains the configuration of a distillation column and its components. This online course is part of the Distillation training series.

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