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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Expansion at Hamriyah and Saja' plants has included replacement of some of the fractionation columns, a new turbo-expander and a new system improving recovery of liquids.
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.
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.