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Reboiler Condensate Drums: Silencing Hydraulic Hammer

| By Henry Kister, Fluor Corp.;  Antonio João Dias Prestes and Luiza Milbroth Jorge, Braskem S.A.

Condensate pots are commonly used on the condensing sides of some reboilers, such as those that are heated by steam or refrigerant vapor. These pots provide a liquid seal that prevents uncondensed vapor from blowing out of the reboiler into the condensate…