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Reactors & Pilot Plants

Reactors & Pilot Plants

For Research and Process Development

Fluitron offers a wide variety of Laboratory pressure vessels and Pilot Plant Reactors and Systems for almost any chemical reaction application. Our reactors come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 300cc up to 500 gallons, can reach working pressures of up to 30,000 psig and are capable of operating under full vacuum conditions. All of these custom laboratory reactor vessels can be ASME code stamped to ASME Sec. VIII Div. 1 or 2, and Fluitron is capable of certifying the reactors to various other pressure vessel codes such as CRNs and PED. We also offer a variety of drive units and impellers to meet a wide range of process requirements. With parameters such as fluid viscosity, density and agitator speed, our engineers can work with you in sizing and specifying an agitation system. Some of the more common reactors and pressure vessels we manufacturer are:

  • Industrial autoclaves
  • Titanium reactors
  • Hastelloy reactors
  • Inconel reactors
  • Monel laboratory reactors
  • Zirconium reactors

Custom Reactors for your Process

With Fluitron’s 40+ years of experience with high pressure equipment we are more than capable of handling any reactor design no matter how complicated. Whether the process requires strict material selection for process wetted parts or unique reactor geometries are required, Fluitron will be able to handle it. We have designed and fabricated many jacketed reactors that have required unique cooling passages through the reactor flanges as well as forged Hastelloy and Inconel reactors. A few reactors are even designed with multiple hot zones, conical reductions, clusters of complex angled nozzles, sight windows, and even more features.

For many high pressure reactors, agitation and mixing is a large concern that Fluitron can readily address with our in house magnetic drive agitators. These mag-drives can reach up to 240 in-lbs with our double stack mag-drive. These units are ideal for hazardous and high pressure service where reliable mixing is needed. For applications that require higher torque than what our mag-drives can deliver, Fluitron also has numerous agitation options that include mechanical seals, pac-drives, and other non-Fluitron mag-drives. The impellor for these agitators can be any standard marine or pitched blade impellor, or Fluitron can design and fabricate a custom, balanced impellor to match your required mixing characteristics.

Pressures“High” Pressure Reactors: to 30,000 psig and above
“Low” Pressure Reactors: atmospheric to 2000 psig
ImpellersCustom Blades
Standard Blades
Hydraulic/Air Lift
Reactor Accessories/OptionsASME Code Stamps
Cooling Coils
Sight Glasses
Torque Sensors
More on Request
Materials of ConstructionCorrosion Resistant Alloys
Stainless Steel
Heat Transfer Jacket
CapacitiesFrom 1-liter to 500 gallons, each with a variety of internal
dimensions from which to choose
Complete Reactor Systems

All Fluitron Reactors can be equipped with auxiliary
equipment to complete the reactor package, including:

  • Heat Transfer Systems (Oil, Water, or Steam )
  • Condensers and Heat Exchangers
  • Gas Feed Systems
  • Liquid Reservoirs with Weigh Scales and/or Mass Flow Meters
  • Feed Pumps
  • Flow, Pressure and Temperature Controls
  • PLC/Computer Control
  • Data Acquisition


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