Choice b/w Tray & PackedColumn
Plate column are designed to handle wide range of liquid flow rates without flooding.
For large column heights, weight of the packedcolumn is more than plate column.
Man holes will be provided for cleaning in trayColumns. In packed columns packing must beremoved before cleaning.
When large temperature changes are involved as inthe distillation operations tray column are oftenpreferred.
Random-Packed Column generally not designed withthe diameter larger than 1.5 m and diameters of commercial tray column is seldom less than 0.67m.