Chapter 2. Definitions and Descriptions of Terms.
Chapter 3. Test Planning.
Column Control and Instrumentation.
Types of Tests.
Specific Areas of Interest.
Properties of External Streams, Overall and Component Material Balances, Over Enthalpy Balances.
Data Requirements–Physical Properties.
Test Procedure Documentation.
Chapter 4. Methods of Measurement and Sampling.
Measurement of Temperatures.
Measurement of Flow Rates.
Direct Volume or Weight Measurement.
Measurement of Column Pressure Drop.
Selection of Sampling Points.
Sampling of High Boiling Materials.
Sampling of Intermediate Boiling Materials.
Sampling of Materials Having Boiling Points Below –50o F (–46oC).
Labeling and Handling of the Samples.
Chapter 5. Test Procedure.
Pretest Procedure for Maximum Hydraulic Throughput.
Reaching the Flooding Point.
Establishment of Steady State Conditions.
Length of Test Period.
Chapter 6. Computation of Results.
Verification of Test Data.
Internal Flow Rates.
Column Pressure Drop.
Overall Column Efficiency.
Murphree Tray Efficiency.
Chapter 7. Interpretation of Results.
Sources of Experimental Error.
Effects of Experimental Error.
Possible Reasons for Not Meeting Design Performance.
Applications of Test results to Design Conditions.
Chapter 8. Appendix.
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