versoclave - lab pressure reactor

Laboratory pressure reactor system - for pressure reactions in metal pressure vessels

Reactor volume: 0.5 to 5.0 liter
Pressure: -1 (FV) to +60 / 200 bar
Temperature: -20 °C to +250 °C
Material: stainless steel, Hastelloy®

Other materials, pressures & temperatures are available

This multipurpose pressure reactor system is designed for the use of interchangeable steel pressure vessels. Safety features guarantee safe reactions under pressure.

The stainless steel or Hastelloy® reactors ensure high resistance against acids. Visual process control and monitoring is also possible under high pressure by using steel pressure vessels with sight glasses. Various low to high torque magnetic drives ensure efficient mixing and stirring low to high viscosity process media as well as excellent heat transfer.

The modular setup of the versoclave system allows changing or upgrading for new tasks at any time.

With fast action closure and reactor lift it becomes very easy to operate also heavy metal pressure vessels. A wide range of accessories for feeding of liquids, solids, gas and others like catalyst baskets are available – contact us to define the right setup for your specific need.

Package / Options

Standard package

Standard options

Jacketed pressure vessels for heating with thermostat

Type 3
Metal
0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 5.0 liter
250°C
60 bar

Type 4
Metal/Sight glass
1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 5.0 liter
250°C
60 bar

Pressure vessels with electric heating and water cooling

Type 3E
Metal
0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 5.0 liter
250°C
60 bar

Type 4E
Metal/Sight glass
1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 5.0 liter
250°C
60 bar

btc
PID temperature controller
for Type 3E and 4E vessels

Examples

References

"We are very satisfied with our Buchi versoclave system which allows us to perform various types of reactions (free radical polymerization, carbonation of epoxidized oils, hydrogenation) thanks to the pressure and temperature ratings as well as the high torque stirrer. We have two reactor sizes (1L and 3L vessels), easily switchable, that we frequently used to study the influence of the reaction medium volume.  The safety features, the ease of use and the reactor lift are additional assets that make this apparatus indispensable within our R&D department."
 Adrien Metafiot, Chimist, ADFAST Corp. 

Der massgeschneiderte versoclav von Büchi erfüllte unsere spezifischen Reaktionsbedingungen für unsere Forschung im Bereich der Polymerverarbeitung. Wir werden die Ausrüstung nutzen, um unsere Reaktion von einigen Gramm auf Kilogramm zu skalieren. Das System wird zur Durchführung von Hydrierungen und zur Schmelzverarbeitung von Polymeren eingesetzt. Der installierte Reaktor eignet sich aufgrund seiner Druckleistung, seines Volumens, seiner maximalen Temperaturleistung und der Integration eines Rührers mit hohem Drehmoment, der für die Verarbeitung des Polymers erforderlich ist, am besten für unsere Reaktionen. Die Ausrüstung wurde zusammengebaut geliefert.  Die einzige Installation, die erforderlich war, bestand darin, die elektrischen Anschlüsse zu konfigurieren. Alle Unklarheiten und Fragen wurden per E-Mail geklärt. Wir sind zufrieden mit dem Service von Büchi und mit dem kundenspezifischen Ansatz, den sie gewählt haben, um einen Reaktor zu bauen, der am besten für unsere Anwendung geeignet ist."
Ajinkya Deshmukh, PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut 

Typical applications

  • Hydrogenation reactor
  • Polymerization reactor
  • Synthesis reactor
  • Catalyst testing / evaluation
  • Catalytic reactor
  • Crystallization
  • Chemical research
  • Petrochemical research
  • Corrosion measurement
  • Upstream research
  • Biomass research
  • Biopolymer research
  • Biorefinery research
  • Biofuels research
  • Zeolite synthesis
  • Nanoparticle synthesis
  • Corrosion testing autoclave
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