Distillation Column

Here at Paul Mueller Company we understand that economical and quality distillation equipment is essential to the success of your company. Distillation is a critical process in the energy, chemical, and waste water industries. The products and services that keep the world going such as gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene and many others are created using distillation processes.

That's why Mueller chemical specializes in the development of a detailed engineered 3D model combined with our high quality
in-house shop fabrication of distillation columns according to your design and product parameters. The 3D models can be used in your plant layout design model to assure your Mueller column will be compatible with piping and other chemical processing equipment upon its installation.

Our experience and capabilities allow us an almost limitless number of internal configurations because of our integrated installation options. Customizable feed, side draw, bottom liquid, top vapor, and any other product inlet and outlet ports that you may require are fabricated to your design specifications as well. Our extensive understanding of and experience with steel fabrication along with our 1,000,000 sq. ft. under-roof facility ensure the high quality construction of your column, whether it's big or small.

Contact our responsive chemical team today to learn more about Paul Mueller Company's distillation columns! 


  • 304/304L and 316/316L stainless steel construction, including all non-product contact and structural steel
  • Mill/HRAP internal material finish and nozzle welds buffed and tray rings and shell seams #3 ground flush inside
  • Tray rings, downcomer brackets and seal pan.
  • Multiple 14” to 24” manway hinged access.
  • Gas/vapor outlet –top head
  • Reflux (double-flanged) from condenser upper side wall
  • Liquid feed inlet-side wall
  • Liquid vapor feed-side wall
  • Reboiler return-side wall
  • Multiple temperature connections-side wall
  • Reboiler supply/bottom outlet-bottom head
  • Skirt support 304 stainless steel
  • ASME code stamped vessel

Optional Features

  • A variety of internal and external material and weld finishes are available from bead blast up to mirror-finish electropolish
  • Exotic materials of construction, 2205, Hastelloy and many more
  • Externals and structural steel of carbon steel finish painted at our shop
  • Variety of heat transfer types including:
    • Dimple in 14 or 12 gauge
    • Halfpipe in sizes 2”, 3” and 4” available with full through weld design for thermal cycling
  • Body flange vessel connection
  • Internalsbed Limiter, packing support plates and packings, liquid collector, liquid distributor, and more
  • Down comersbolt on or welded in place
  • Additional nozzles as required
  • Insulation and welded outer sheathing

Specifications and Sizing

Collaborate with our innovative engineers to design and fabricate a distillation column that is perfect for you and your facility. At Paul Mueller Company we work to understand your needs and with extensive experience and capabilities, we are confident that we will be able to exceed your expectations.


Finding the right equipment that fits within your budget can be daunting. At Paul Mueller Company, we understand your needs. That’s why we offer Leasing options that give you more flexibility.

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Our Chemical Partners

We value collaborations with these leading chemical manufacturers. Whether a plastic that makes a medical device to change lives or a chemical reactor that is testing energy possibilities for 3rd world countries - our equipment is making a difference around the globe.