Production scale reactor systems

Process equipment for pharmaceutical and chemical production

BE type glass lined reactor with glass overhead
BE type glass lined reactor with glass overhead

Glass lined steel reactor: 250 - 10'000 liter
Pressure: -1.0 (FV) to +0.5 bar
Temperature: -60°C (-90°C) to +200°C
Material: Borosilicate glass 3.3 / glass lined steel / PTFE / PFA / Tantalum

Chemical process equipment consisting of glass lined reactors or mixing tanks with distillation overhead in borosilicate glass can be operated at full vacuum and low pressure. A large variety of chemicals can be processed in such plants due to the highly corrosion resistant materials used. The design varies between multipurpose product/process specific set ups. Feeders and receivers are made of glass for smaller units and of glass lined steel for larger setups. Shell and tube type heat exchangers are built with inner tubes made of borosilicate glass, glass lined steel, silicon carbide, tantalum or other metals depending on process parameters and other requirements. Such reactor configurations are used for chemical synthesis, distillation, reflux distillation, solvent recovery, rectification and other processes.

Distillation glass overheads for large glass lined chemical reactors are always customized according to the process and available space. Our 3-D engineering enables the integration/combination of large glass lined reactors of different suppliers with our distillation glass overheads into a complete reaction system.

Buchi glass overheads are based on our unique, flexible and safe buchiflex glass joint system of DN15 - DN 600 components These connections are used for glass piping to connect distillation columns, heat exchangers, feeders, receivers and valves.

Benefit from our long-term experience in the manufacturing of safe and reliable glass process equipment.


Glass lined steel reactors (G/L)

  • AE / BE type reactors up to 10'000 liters
  • Different setups are available

Glass lined steel feeders / receivers

  • For larger volumes

Distillation glass overhead


Examples

630 liter mixing tank with glass distillation overhead
630 liter mixing tank with glass distillation overhead
DN400 glass shell & tube type heat exchanger
DN400 glass shell & tube type heat exchanger
DN300 vapor dcut with protective glass coating
DN300 vapor dcut with protective glass coating
cGMP facility with 800 liter tanks for API production
cGMP facility with 800 liter tanks for API production
Overhead with SiC shell & tube type heat exchangers
Overhead with SiC shell & tube type heat exchangers
1000 liter cryogenic reactor with glass overhead
1000 liter cryogenic reactor with glass overhead
DN400 rectification column
DN400 rectification column
DN400 liquid/liquid extraction column
DN400 liquid/liquid extraction column
AE/BE type glass lined reactors
AE/BE type glass lined reactors
vacuum distillation glass overhead for 2500 liter G/L reactor
vacuum distillation glass overhead
with SiC shell & tube condensers
for 2500 liter G/L reactor
 
 

Typical applications

  • Vacuum distillation
  • Reflux distillation
  • Azeotropic distillation (phase separation)
  • Evaporation to any desired consistency
  • Multi-component reactions
  • Gas introduction into liquid phase
  • Rectification / stripping
  • Extraction of multi phase mixture
  • Crystallization
  • Refluxing
  • Multiple chemical reactions liquid/liquid, liquid/solid
  • Low temperature chemistry