We ensure that our pilot loop reactors or stirred reactors are intrinsically safe, although it is important that pilot plants have a high level of manual operations. Therefore, we predominantly design our pilot reactors by controlling only the reaction step in automatic mode.

In addition we incorporate the following design features:

  • Pressure reactors
  • Safety Relief Valves
  • Restricting maximum flow of reacting gas based on the size of the reactor’s heat exchanger
  • Mass flow meter
  • Redundant instrumentation for critical items
  • Hazop designs
  • Open cooling water to ensure no eventualities of runaways due to cooling power loss
  • Safe catalyst introduction concepts that prevent any pyrophoric activity
  • Safe catalyst filtration concepts that prevent any pyrophoric activity or solvent decomposition