The Standard Range
Reactors are available from a standard 250mL to 20L, but other sizes can be accomodated on request. Interchange of reactors is widely supported across the vessel range, with typically just a change of stirrer required. Self-sealing "Quick-Connects" remove the need to drain oil-jackets and make vessel interchange a quick and clean operation.
Reactors are divided into three basic types...
- Glass with an oil jacket (with or without optional vacuum jacket)
- Metal with an oil jacket
- Metal with an electrical jacket.
A range of options are available within each of the catergories and your HEL representative can assist in the selection of the best vessel for a given application.
Standard vessels are rated to 250° C, and electrical heating allows for operations up to 500° C.
Pressure vessels are available in both glass and metal variants, with standard ratings of up to 6 and 100 bar respectively. As with all HEL systems, solutions above the standard ratings are possible - please contact your HEL representative for further information.
The Material Difference
Glass reactors are made from high-quality Borosilicate 3.3 (DIN/ISO 3585) and metal reactors are available in a range of materials...
- Stainless Steel 316
...are the common choices, offering excellent broad chemical resistance, suitable for the large majority of chemical processing activities. Other Steel alloys and specialist exotic materials such as...
are availble on request.