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In the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, a Jacketed Reactor is used to control the temperature of its content via a heating or cooling jacket made around the vessel by circulating heating or cooling fluid through the jacket. Agitation is usually used in Jacketed Glass Vessels to improve the level of homogeneity in the properties of fluids such as concentration and temperature.
The essential part of all the chemical processing units is a reactor. Hence it is widely accepted as the ‘heart’ of the processing system because it is considered as the most crucial component in the chemical industry.
A glass reactor made from Borosilicate is known to offer a unique advantage of the visibility of reactions happening inside the reactor, which no reactor made from other materials can give. However, the user’s visibility advantage is compromised when the traditional methods are used to heat the contents inside the glass reactor. This provoked the industrialists to develop the Jacketed Glass Reactor Vessels.
The design of a Jacketed Glass Reactor is made up of a vessel that is bounded by a layer like a jacket made up of glass through which the cooling and heating fluids are passed. The jacket is considered to be an isolated chamber around the vessel inside and is placed in a way that the content present inside of the vessel does not pose a direct contact with the jacket. Concerning various requirements, a nozzle is also provided in the jacket for venting purposes.
The process of heat transfer happens across the walls of glass between the jacket and the inner vessel; moreover, the vessel is manufactured in such a way that the total area of the jacket always covers the ostensible volume of the whole reactor. The nozzles come with the universal M16/M30 connections; hence, you can connect the reactor to any internationally acclaimed Temperature Control Unit (TCU).
Single Jacketed Reactors and double jacketed reactors are both used to perform particular reactions. Usually, in the single jacketed reactors, the area of the jacket is used to circulate fluid that will control the temperature of the reaction within the vessel. However, sometimes the need for an additional jacket arises for insulation purposes; that is when the double jacketed reactor comes to use.
These reactors consist of the usual accessories such as valves, stirrer, and support structure required to build a reaction unit. If you want to install a vapor nozzle, you have the liberty to assemble it as per the requirement.
These reaction units are highly customized, and its design varies from customer to customer as per their requirements. Standard units of 50 Litres capacity can be used for general reactions.
Options of Jacketed Glass Reactors
Jacketed Reactors can be customized concerning various options concerning their size and utility.
Below are the options available in Jacketed Glass Reactor Unit:
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Jacketed Glass Vessels can be used in which industries?
Jacketed Glass Vessels are the most common equipment to be used in industries such as petrochemical, pesticide, rubber, pharmaceutical, dye, and also some industries use the Jacketed reactors to complete the process of sulfonation, hydrogenation, nitration, polymerization, alkylation, condensation, and many other means as well.