E18-CE12 - Multi-Purpose Batch Reactor System, Controlled

Product Dimensions
(L x W x H)
60in x 32in x 103in (160cm x 80cm x 260cm)
441 lbs (200kg)

Shipping Dimensions
(L x W x H)
69in x 38in x 110in (275cm x 96cm x 279cm)
590 lbs (270kg)

This 2.5 gallon, controlled multi-purpose reactor system, specifically designed for education and research, supports the study of controlled chemical reactions activities both in batch and continuous operation mode.

The device allows the student to operate and experience reaction processes, and modify the variables upon which the reactions being studied are based.

The unit demonstrates chemical synthesis in order to materialize a product or multiple products.

Temperatures, pressures and flows are measured and controlled using a convenient touch-screen interface.

An engineered stainless steel (or optional glass) reactor vessel, and a glass distillation process is the heart of the system.

A variety of automatic safeguards and design features allow for safe and convenient operation.

A stainless steel, mounting frame , coupled with stainless steel and glass process components ensure a long and trouble-free operating life.
10L (2.5 Gal), 200mm (8") Diameter, jacketed and insulated, stainless steel (or glass) reactor vessel, with ball-type drain valve and clear acrylic protective guard.
Glass reactor top head (lid) with 9 nozzles/connections for distillation column outlet, agitator, reagent feed port, temperature sensor, sampling port, and pressure sensor connection.
Outlet drain, glass settlement vessel with graduations.
Vessel, paddle-type agitator, with PTFE coated 14mm shaft and three blades, explosion-proof motor, packed seal, and variable speed control (25-175 RPM).
Graduated glass feed tank, 3L (3 qt) with drain valve, feeding tube and siphon (Mariotte) tube.
Provision for optional reactor vapor sampling assembly, including 3³cm glass accumulator with 4 PTFE valves.
50m (2") Glass distillation column, 650mm (25.5") long with stainless, Multiknit (Multi-Mesh) packing.
Glass reflux head assembly with PTFE, pneumatically-controlled, diverter valve, and PT 100 Ω temperature sensor.
Glass shell condenser with stainless steel cooling, coil, and thermostatic system safety switch.
Stainless steel distillate cooling heat exchanger.
Easily fitted with optional azeotropic settler system (See option CE12-005) and related 3-way valve set.
Receiver/product collection system including 3-way selection valve, vacuum and vent valves, draining valves, and (2), 2L (2 qt) graduated glass receivers.
Vacuum circuit including isolating valve, glass trap, flow/sampling connections, process isolating valve, setting valve receiver connections, Bourdon vacuum gauge, vent valve, automatic relief valve, absolute pressure transmitter, breather, and traps, allowing for connection to optional vacuum pump (see option CE12-006).
Cooling water circuit, including primary regulating valve, isolating valve, flow meter, 3, regulating valves, connecting tubing and provision for connection to a water source, or optional chiller (see option 600-011 or 600-011D).
6 kW Reactor heat control system, allowing for heating and cooling of reactor, and including oil-type heat control unit with a maximum temperature of 150°c (302°F) and minimum temperature of 30°c, assuming a 15°c supply. Onboard flow rate, pressure and fluid temperature displays. Can be controlled externally via Modbus connection.
System instrumentation including (6) PT 100 ? temperature sensors, 40-400L/h chilled water flow meter (turbinetype), Bourdon vacuum gauge (-1 - 0 bar), industrial quality absolute pressure transmitter (0th 1.2 bar), agitator speed sensor, provision for optional pH indicator (see option C12-008).
Control cabinet and process controls including; primary power (mains) switch, master power and emergency stop switch, touch screen (HMI)/PLC control system providing pressure, temperature, and stirring speed/parameter display and control. Also allows for display and control from remote computer monitor, and allows for data download to excel format via USB connection. Provision for connection via Modbus connection for external control or user-supplied data acquisition systems.
Stainless steel structural frame with 4 leveling feet.
Alternate measurement, data-logging and control systems are possible.
Crating for international shipment.
#600-011D - Chiller System, Compact
#CE12-003 - Glass Reactor Option
#CE12-005 - PTFE Membrane-Type Vacuum Pump
#CE12-006 - Azeotropic Decanter System
#CE12-007 - Cooling Water Measurement and Control Package
#CE12-008 - pH Measurement Upgrade
#CE12-009 - Continuous Feed Injection System Including; Metering Pump, Feed Tank and Weigh Scale.
#CE12-010 - Reactor Vacuum Sampling System
#CE12-011 - Supplemental Stainless Steel Drip Tray
#CE12-012 - Steam Boiler System
#CE12-910 - One day, on-site, "train the trainer" program including commissioning and one-on-one training.
•   PFD and P & ID Diagrams (2 each)
•   Electrical Schematic
•   Electrical and Instrument Components List with Reference Manuals
•   Operating Outline
•   Troubleshooting Outline
•   Component Connecting Tubing
Electrical: 200 - 400 VAC, 3-Phase, 50/60 hz, 30 amps.
Water Supply: 1,000L/h (4 gallons/min), 6 bar (80, psi) maximum.
Vacuum Supply, 50 mbar
Compressed Air, 6 bar (60 psi) (90) maximum.
Primary operation and experiment outline:
•   Review of the distillation process P&ID;.
•   Exploration of system and components.
•   System preparation.
•   Operation of a synthesis.
      •    Ethyl acetate esterification.
      •    Potassium carbonate synthesis.
•   Azeotropic settlement: inter-phase setting depending on obtained products.
•   Crystallization: positive and negative temperature slope management.
•   Determination of reactional output.
•   Distillation process with reflux control.
•   Follow -up of the reaction's kinetics by samplings.
•   Parameters’ control at distance.
•   Distillation process operation with methanol as a feedstock.
•   Fine-tuning of the process to achieve specific results.
•   Introduction to system troubleshooting.
•   Detailed review of a synthesis, reflux operation and residue cycling activities.
•   Effect of residence time on conversion.
•   Determination of reaction rate constant.
•   Residence time distribution.
•   Effect of the temperature.
•   Effect of the stirring.

The creation of controlled chemical reactions incorporating elevated temperatures and pressure has inherent risks. DAC and Pignat assume no responsibility for injury resulting from the use or misuse of this educational product.
In accordance with DAC’s established policy of continuous improvement, these specifications and product descriptions are subject to change without notice. This information is the latest technical information as of the time of viewing or printing.