Contrary to popular belief, “Flow Chemistry” has extensively been used in small scale chemical production for decades, especially for chemistry under pressure.
The HEL FlowCAT is a bench-top platform enabling continuous flow heterogeneous catalysis for use in applications including hydrogenation, carbonylation, oxidation and is widely used in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries.
In response to customer requests, a lower price platform is now being launched – The FlowCAT SA.
The FlowCAT SA provides a more focused set of working conditions, and the control is semi-automated (hence “SA”). The compact mechanical design is of the same quality and robustness (of the original FlowCAT), but working pressure and the temperature are defined using local digital controllers (instead of through software).
Liquid-gas reactions at quite extreme conditions (up to 300 ⁰C and 100 bar) are supported. The maximum operating conditions for the FlowCAT SA are lower than for the automated FlowCAT, which is more than adequate for most processes.
The FlowCAT SA is an excellent addition to any lab for around half the price of the standard FlowCAT.