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.
A successful industrial crystallisation requires the development of a robust process in the laboratory. Knowledge of the solubility curve and the stability of the solution in the vicinity of the equilibrium point, as indicated by the metastable zone width (MSZW), are essential to the successful development, optimisation and scale-up of a crystallization process. HEL has developed a highly sensitive turbidity-based probe to determine both the solubility and recrystallization temperatures automatically. This technology can be supplied either as a stand-alone probe (CrystalEYES) to be used with samples and vessels supplied by the user or else integrated into a multi-sample parallel tool (CrystalSCAN). The CrystalSCAN can automatically conduct 8 different experiments simultaneously.… Continue Reading
The need for “tool-less” leak tight seals Demanding chemistries often require more extreme process conditions which need pressure reactors. A key to doing chemistry under pressure is to use reactors that are simple to use while at the same time being safe – covering single and parallel operation and a over a range of volumes. At the small volume end, HEL has developed “Research Scale” Pressure Reactors where a range of volumes can fit a single heat plate: Mini: Common head plate to fit 16,25 and 50 ml – magnetically stirred Midi: Common head plate to fit 75, 150, 300 and 500 ml – magnetically or overhead stirred. These reactors,… 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