Fast Optimisation & Safe Scale-up – Simular Reaction Calorimeter Essential tool for process development chemists HEL’s reaction calorimetry system provides a unique blend of features that are considered indispensable for process development: | Automation accelerates development, freeing up chemist time | Repeatable runs independent of operator | Ease of use including automatic on-line heat release rate results | Directly enables prediction of cooling duty, thermal hazard and possible methods for risk reduction The Simular is based around reaction vessels that are easy to use but also match the geometry and performance of large-scale vessels. Designs are available to suit a range of pressures and temperatures.
DOWNLOAD OUR FREE APPLICATION NOTE HIGHLIGHTING KPI’S FOR THERMAL CONTROL DATA BASEDON ISOTHERMAL CALORIMETRY General Motors (GM) recently purchased an iso-BTC after extensive trials with their batteries samples, even though they have adiabatic calorimeters available to them. Here’s why. Fires and explosions involving Li-ion batteries occur when heat is not removed effectively and leads to a rise in temperature. Thermal management systems are designed to prevent such incidents but can only do so if they are designed to handle the necessary heat load – which raises the question: how can this load be determined? The answer is HEL’s iso-BTC, which works exactly like a thermal management system except it reports… Continue Reading
Pressure relief of chemical reactors is the accepted way to prevent explosive vessel rupture in the event of a control problem such as loss of cooling supply or agitation failure. When the problem leads to a runaway reaction, potentially leading to rapid rises in temperature and pressure, correct sizing of the pressure relief device becomes much more critical due to the potential severity of the incident but also more difficult as it requires an accurate description of the runaway event. The underlying technology for this was established ~ 1985 through a multi-company initiative (called DIERS). In addition, the need for small-scale simulation of the runaway reaction was established and the… Continue Reading
HEL will be attending two prestigious events in the far east, during October 2015. These will be attended by HEL’s CEO- Dr. Jasbir Singh, who will be giving detailed presentations on safety and battery related matters. Events details: The 2015 Annual Conference of Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC) Date: 16th – 18th October 2015 Location: The Beijing Convention Center, Beijing, China Presentation Given: Safe Scale-up of Hazardous Chemical Reactions This will cover the generation of data necessary for understanding reaction hazards (based on isothermal and adiabatic calorimeters) and how this information can then used to develop safe processes. Efficient and rapid process scale-up will… Continue Reading
HEL will be exhibiting at the upcoming The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan on September 15th through 17th. The show is a premier event showcasing the latest advancements in battery technology. Please stop by out booth (1843) and discover the latest developments in battery safety testing equipment, including the: HEL BTC Range Of Adiabatic Battery Testing Calorimeters (BTC) The BTC determines safe working limits to avoid thermal runaway explosion under ‘worst case’ (adiabatic) conditions it provides data that can be relied upon in real-life applications. The limits can only be measured with an adiabatic device, any other system will not provide safe operating values. isothermal-Battery Testing Calorimeters (iso-BTC)… Continue Reading