A new definition in reactor temperature control with Haake Dynamax system is being offered from Rheology Solutions . The new DynaMax platform is designed to control the temperature in jacketed reactors more efficiently than other types of temperature control systems. DynaMax systems' “time to temperature” is the fastest in the industry. Temperature deviation control is accomplished with the help of Dynamic Heat Load Suppression (DHLS) technology. DynaMax systems are designed not only to increase yields, but also to safeguard equipment and the operator.
Jacketed reactor vessels and temperature control units have been used for years to respond to and to maintain the temperatures of exothermic and endothermic reactions. These partially or fully automated systems can be found in such markets as chemistry, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food and beverage.
The typical uses for the jacketed reactors are:
- product development
- process development
- process optimisation
- safety investigations
- scale up applications
Maintaining precise temperature control is desirable to ensure the process is kept in control for repeatability and reproducibility. Both low and high pressure options are available to control double-jacketed reactor vessels. Correct selection of a temperature control unit can be difficult, however, because there are many parameters that determine the heating/cooling requirements inside the reaction vessel. Here are some examples:
- heat transfer efficiency of the jacketed vessel (glass, stainless steel etc)
- flow rate of the heat transfer fluid through the jacketed vessel
- flow state of the medium inside the reactor boiler (stirrer speed, flow resistance, etc)
- temperature difference between medium inside the reaction boiler and heat transfer liquid
- viscosity and thermal capacity of the heat transfer fluid