Chapter 15 - Towers and Vertical Vessels

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Towers and vertical vessels are vertical cylindrical pressure vessels usually containing a series of trays or plates designed to ensure mixing between a rising gas or vapour and a falling liquid stream. A vertical tower is similar to a horizontal drum in that it comprises of a shell and two dished heads, one at the top and one at the bottom, the tower is supported by a skirt welded to the bottom head.

 

 
Towers                                                                                        Flow through a Tower

 

Above is an excerpt from the chapters of the book: Detail Engineering and Layout of Piping Systems 5th Edition.
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