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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The company will be responsible for the main inlet and gas processing facilities, the NGL fractionating column, the sulphur recovery facilities and the main supporting utilities.
Friedrichs developed a semi-micro fractionating column.
The state-of-the-art design incorporates several modifications recommended by RCI, including a new fractionating column.
The heaviest lift at the refinery site will involve a 583-tonne depentaniser (a fractionating column to remove pentane from hydrocarbons).