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What is a glass lined reactor?

What is a glass lined reactor?


Glass lined Reactors have a glass (enamel) coating on the product wetted surfaces to provide high levels of chemical resistance to said surfaces.Glass Lined reactors are primarily used for carrying out critical chemical processes where corrosion resistance and chemical inertness are of critical importance. 

What are the components of a Glass lined reactor?

Glass Lined Reactors consist of a main body, top section with connecting nozzles & man way, baffles, dip pipes, agitator with mechanical seal, tank outlet valve and jacket for thermal transfer. Smaller components such as bursting discs and sight glasses are also used frequently for pressure relief and visibility.

What are the applications of Glass lined reactors?

The primary use is chemical mixing and the variants are the pressure, temperature, gases used (hydrogenation / chlorination) and catalysts. Glass lined reactor types are able to be cleaned to a high standard which prevents batch carry over.

Glass Lined Reactor uses in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, a glass lined reactor is used given their compatibility with a wide range of chemicals. The reactor is a vessel with an agitator that allow the mixing of chemicals in a contained environment. The reactor can be pressurised and operate in a range of temperatures. The top section of the reactor allows the process nozzles to connect which bring in the chemicals and gases as appropriate and allow for cleaning head nozzles. They have a number of sizes but typically range from 63 litres to 16000 litres

How does a glass lined reactor work?

A reactor works by allowing the chemicals into a contained space and agitating them via the centrally mounted agitator. The vessel will typically have baffles included to ensure the sufficient level of turbulence inside to mix / blend the chemicals and enable the reactor. Normal chemical reactions take place given the correct catalysts present, the chemicals and pressure / temperature conditions and contact time. The end product could be crystalline or liquid.

What are the advantages of glass lined reactors vs stainless steel reactors?

Difference between glass lined reactor and stainless steel reactor.Glass Lined Reactor - A key advantage is the range of chemistry that can be performed in a glass reactor. Stainless reactors are very good for a wide range of solvents and dissipate the static charge. However, they are limited when it comes to the presence of certain acids (Hydrochloric) and salts (Chlorides). Stainless steel reactors are generally less expensive.

Glass lined reactor has high cost performance and is suitable for most reaction processes. Stainless steel reactor is mainly composed of tank, jacket and mixing system. The parts in contact with materials are made of 304 or 316L stainless steel, which meet the GIP standard and are widely used in medicine, food, etc.

Reactors are usually made from varying grades of stainless steel. The Standard Group can provide reactors manufactured from stainless steel grades however there are many benefits from glass lined technology using either carbon or stainless base materials with Glass (or enamel) surfaces in contact with the processed product.

Types of glass Lined reactors are primarily used for carrying out critical chemical processes where corrosion resistance and chemical inertness are of critical importance.Steel reactors, whilst very important in the industry, have many drawbacks compared to the glass lined options.

Other Glass lined products we also offer Glass Lined Storage Tanks.If you need more in-depth information please contact Jinzong glass lined reactor manufacturer.

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