fractionating column

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fractionating column

[′frak·shə‚nād·iŋ ‚käl·əm]
(chemistry)
An apparatus used widely for separation of fluid (gaseous or liquid) components by vapor-liquid fractionation or liquid-liquid extraction or liquid-solid adsorption.
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It had banned the import by or sale to Libya of refinery equipment, including boilers, furnaces, fractionation columns, pumps, catalytic reactors, and prepared catalysts - as well as spare parts for almost all equipment in the oil sector.
The volatiles collected by the traditional process must then be concentrated further using fractionation columns.
Expansion at Hamriyah and Sajaa plants has included replacement of some of the fractionation columns, installation of a new turbo-expander and a new system improving the recovery of liquids.
Expansion at Al Hamriyah and Sajaa plants has included replacement of some of the fractionation columns, installation of a new turbo-expander and a new system improving the recovery of liquids.