pilotclave® - pilot and production pressure reactor

Pressure reactor for kilo labs and small-scale production

Reactor volume: 20 to 500 liter
Pressure: -1 (FV) to +200 bar
Temperature: -20 °C to +300 °C
Material: stainless steel, Hastelloy®

Other materials, pressures & temperatures are available

Buchi pilot plants are built for pressure reactions as well as for reactions under full vacuum. Different technologies and materials are used, depending on the requested process and process media.

Pilotclave pressure reactors range from 50 - 500 liter and are all customized. To quote such systems we require detailed specifications. Safety is important with such larger scale systems, especially when doing hydrogenations and other reactions under higher pressure. The degree of automation and process control vary from simple data collection to complete automation of the system. In most cases, the reaction vessels are jacketed steel or Hastelloy® reactors.

The pilotclave pressure reactors are used for scale up and smaller productions in pilot plants and kilo labs.

A URS (User Requirement Specification) and PID are very important for basic and detail engineering and the success of such projects and plants.

Click here to read about the pilotclave, a large-scale Hastelloy® high pressure reactor, built according to customer spezifications.

Standard package

Think about parameters like:

  • Pressure range
  • Temperature range
  • Volume
  • Material
  • Atex rated equipment
  • Stirrer drive (gassing stirrer, viscosity)
  • Grade of control / automation
  • Accessories

Standard Options

  • Electric heating / water cooling
  • Reactor lift / lowering
  • Etc.


Typical applications

  • Hydrogenation reactor
  • Polymerization reactor
  • Catalytic reactor
  • Synthesis reactor
  • Crystallization
  • Petrochemical research
  • Biomass research
  • Biopolymer research
  • Corrosion measurement
  • Biorefinery research
  • Biofuels research
  • Scale-up
  • Kilo-Scale production
  • Process development
  • Zeolite synthesis
  • Nanoparticle synthesis
  • API synthesis
  • Corrosion testing autoclave