The lab reactor refers to the vessels for physical or chemical reactions that is primarily composed of four components, including the inner tank, jacket, stirring device, and supporting seat. There are two main types of lab reactors in terms of their various materials, which are glass reactors and stainless steel reactors respectively. The stainless steel reactors will be specially discussed in the following parts.
What is a Stainless Steel Reactor?
The stainless steel reactor is a kind of reaction device mainly made of stainless steel. It is mainly composed of the tank, jacket and stirring system. The parts exposed to materials all adopt high-quality stainless steel, such as SUS304 and SUS316L, which conforms to the GMP standard. The stainless steel reactors have a wide application areas. It is applicable for carrying out chemical reaction experiments at high temperature and high pressure used in petroleum, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, metallurgy, science and research institutions and colleges and universities and other sectors. Both the viscous and granular materials can achieve the effect of high stirring.
Types of Stainless Steel Reactors
There are mainly four different kinds of stainless steel reactors in our company. The first one is a stainless steel decarboxylation reactor, which is especially used to recover the residual ethanol in the CBD extraction process. A decarboxylation process can be carried out to convert CBDA to CBD and THCA to THC, while preheating raw materials for the next distillation process. The second one is a stainless steel lifting reactor, which can realize electric lifting with mixing mechanism. The third one is a stainless steel high pressure reactor, which is considered as a typical case of magnetic transmission device applying to reaction experiments. The last is a desktop high pressure reactor, which is a kind of simple high pressure reactor with heating and stirring at the bottom. It has a simple and reliable structure with a small capacity.
Advantages of Stainless Steel Reactors
A stainless steel reactor can withstand both high temperature and high pressure, whose heat transfer effect is better than other kinds of reactors. The kettle possesses the characteristics of rapid heating, high temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, sanitation, pollution free, automatic heating without boiler, and convenient use. When using a stainless steel reactor, the shell is directly heated so that the use temperature can be reached rapidly, which is more effective and energy-saving. To be concluded, a stainless steel reactor is an clean, high efficient and energy-saving heating device for various reaction.