Reactors: What They Are and How to Purchase Them

Reactors are a type of device that is used as a container for a type of controlled form of chemical reaction. The types of reactions that can occur within these devices are conducted within controllable conditions that can be monitored to make sure that the event remains safe and efficient.

Therefore, reactors are the type of device that is used in chemical production, such as those that are required for manufacturing pharmaceutical compounds. These machines can operate in many different ways in order to be used for various methods. They are stirred through impeller rotations for dispersing, bleeding, or encouraging heat transfer. Said more basically, a reactor allows two products to be brought together so that a third and completely different product will result.

The design of a reactor can allow them to function either as pipes or as tanks, depending on their intended purpose. They can also vary widely in their size. For instance, labs would require only small designs of bench-top chemical reactors for smaller chemical combinations. However, when producing chemicals on an industrial scale, a considerably larger tank size is required.

The design of the reactor also involves a number of different features for use in controlling the interior of the reactor’s conditions. A continuous chemical reactor, for example, is the form that is in continuous operation until the total amount of final product has been created through the reactions inside. These are typically used when a steady supply of a specific chemical is required, such as in the manufacture of industrial chemicals. This is the type of device used when there is a large amount of consistent chemical needed.

Perry has hundreds of reactors in stock, which range from 5l to 100,000l. They can be agitated to ensure a thorough mix, they can be jacketed for efficient transfer of heat, and can be rated for high temperatures and pressures.

When a reactor does not have an agitation system, it is known as a “reactor body”. When it has been designed without internal vacuum or pressure, it is known as a “kettle”. The material that is used for the construction of the device is dependent on the nature of the chemicals and products that it will contain. If the reactants are corrosive, then different materials will be needed to create the reactor. Examples of materials that are used to create reactors include hastelloy, glass linings, stainless steel, and high alloys.

These devices can be used for many different processes, including chemical manufacture, as well as food and beverage production, biopharmaceutical applications, pulp and paper processing, plastic and pharmaceutical processing.

At Perry, we have a number of different standard sizes consistently in stock so that they will be available to be delivered immediately.

The design of reactors can make them highly resistant to corrosion, with non-catalytic inertness and smooth non-stick properties. They are created either so that they will be highly versatile so it will be possible to use them for applications for a wide range of different products, or so that they will be optimized for a specific form of processing.

Recently, we have brought a large quantity of our high specification and quality reactors from two different European pharmaceutical manufacturers, onto our own site. Our expertise is extensive and trustworthy, as we have been honing our used equipment buying and selling for more than 80 years.

By buying a used reactor, you can take advantage of highly competitive prices and immediate delivery. Contact Perry Videx to learn more about our inventory of used reactors and to discuss your unique needs.

Lukman Nulhakiem

About Lukman Nulhakiem

Chemical Engineer, safety enthusiastic, blogger and internet marketer with experience in chemical industry and industrial product reviews.
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