I'll post pics before I put solder to copper. Prepin parts on the cut list......Prolly gonna be a slow build,,,,,,,,,,,....and ugly too.
Gonna advertise this as a neutral column...... We'll see?
Pretty predictable based on what I been stumpin about for the last year or so.
Two stepped thumpers at the base of a packed (and insulated) column. And a thumper at the top with an external downcomer. This to collect distillate to feed downward. And for one final scrub before the send off to the product condenser.
However, traditional reflux will also return via an internal downcomer within the thumper at the top of the apperatus.
The two lower thumpers will do all of the heavy lifting and the column of course will perform all of the precision separating.
This is my attempt to exploit what Mike Nixon refers to as "positive feedback". I figure the vapor temps feeding the column will be 20 degrees (f) cooler than if feed directly from the boiler. And the external downcomer should keep the ABV feeding the column section more stable for a longer period of time,,,,,,,kinda like rolling down hill,,,,,,,with the wind at your back. This is not Mike Nixon's vapor reflux idea, but definitely is built with the spirit of what he talks about.
Also this is not the "as built" rendering as I am using a valved plate section after the Humper Thumper rather than a bubble cap.
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on Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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