Distillation Column

At Paul Mueller Company we understand that economical and quality distillation equipment is essential to the success of your company. Distillation is a critical element in oil and gas processing systems. 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, in addition to our fabrication expertise, Mueller chemical specializes in the development of engineered 3D models, detailed around your specifications. The 3D models can be used in your plant layout design model to ensure your Mueller column will be compatible with your piping and other 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, regardless of the size.

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
  • Internals-bed limiter, packing support plates and packings, liquid collector, liquid distributor etc.
  • Down comers- bolt on or welded in place
  • Additional nozzles as required
  • Insulation and welded outer sheathing

Specifications and Sizing

Work with our innovative engineers to create a distillation column that is perfect for you and your facility. At Paul Mueller Company, we work to meet all your needs and with our various shapes, sizes, and specifications, we are confident that we will be able to make a high quality product that you will love.


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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