novoclave® - high pressure reactor

Laboratory high pressure / high temperature reactor (HPHT)

Standard Version:

Reactor volume: 100 - 600 ml
Pressure: -1 (FV) to +400 bar
Temperature: -20 °C to + 400 °C
Material: stainless steel, (Hastelloy® +400 °C)

High-Pressure Version:

Reactor volume: 100 - 600 ml
Pressure: -1 (FV) to +500 bar
Temperature: -20 °C to + 500 °C
Material: stainless steel, (Hastelloy® +400 °C)

This is our new high pressure and high temperature HPHT (high pressure high temperature) autoclave novoclave. This high pressure reactor system is designed for processes involving high pressures and temperatures.

Safety features guarantee safe reactions under highest pressure. Designed, manufactured, and tested according to PED, AD2000. Electrical heating with built-in automated tap water cooling for fast and precise temperature control and programmable PID controller for operation at device or via PC.

The modular setup of the novoclave system allows for changing the vessel size from 100 ml up to 600 ml using the same cover plate and electric heating block. Vessels are available in the following volumes: 100, 200, 300, 450, 600 ml. Despite changing vessel sizes, the optimal vessel geometry (i.e. relation between diameter and length) is maintained.

The stainless steel or Hastelloy® reactors ensure high corrosion resistance. The magnetic stirrer drive ensures efficient mixing and stirring of the process media as well as excellent heat transfer.

A wide range of accessories is available.

Talk to us to define the right setup for your specific need.

Standard package

  • Cover plate with 6 openings (standard setup: manometer, Pt100, bursting disc, 2 valves, and 1 opening as reserve)
  • Interchangeable pressure vessel (Type  3) available in 100, 200, 300, 450, 600ml
  • Stirrer drive «cyclone 075 dc» with integrated magnetic coupling, incl. controller «bcc» (speed manually adjustable 0-3000 rpm)
  • Electric heating block with integrated automated water cooling system (controlled by PID temperature controller btc via magnetic valve)
  • Programmable PID temperature controller btc
  • Tools and spare parts

Standard Options

Two pressure/temperature options are available:

  • -1 (FV) to +400 bar / -20 °C to + 400 °C
  • -1 (FV) to +500 bar / -20 °C to + 500 °C

Alternative stirrer drive:

  • Stirrer drive cyclone 300 ac



"The 100ml novoclave works great for my bench top scale. I love the idea that I can scale up to 600 ml at any time without having to purchase an entire new reactor. We use the novoclave for benchtop depolymerization reactions. Basically, we fractionate biomass into its monomeric components to serve as platform chemicals for other high value biomaterials or bioproducts. This employs water together with other solvents, acid or a base. The reactor vessel is well built to serve its purpose. It does not take up space at all which is great for a benchtop lab setting." 

Emmanuel Atta-Obeng, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Science, Coppin State University (March 2022)

Typical applications

  • Hydrogenation reactor
  • Hydrothermal reactions
  • Hydrothermal reactor
  • Catalyst testing / evaluation
  • Catalytic reactor
  • Polymerization reactor
  • Melt polymerization
  • Super-critical reactions / extractions
  • Corrosion testing / measurement
  • Corrosion testing autoclave
  • Materials testing
  • Hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) scavenger testing
  • Petrochemical research
  • Biomass research
  • Biorefinery research
  • Biomass-to-liquids (BTL) research
  • Biofuels research
  • Thermal pressure hydrolysis (TPH)
  • Chemical research