Acetate plant is used to produce ethyl acetate and butyl acetate. The esterification reaction is done using this acetate plant. Acetic acid and ethyl alcohol are sent in a fixed proportion through a preheater to a kettle reboiler. The reaction products are carried to the top of the column as an azeotrope, condensed and pass to a decanter. The top over flow from the decanter is partly given as reflux. The remaining part of the top over flow along with bottom of the decanter is sent to a mixer. The mixer also receives top product of the recovery column. The contents of the mixer after through stirring are sent to a settler. Top over flow from the settler is sent to ethyl acetate column. The product ethyl acetate is drawn from the bottom.