Simular | Heat-Flow Reaction Calorimeter with Online Result Display

The Simular reaction calorimeter allows chemical reactions to be performed under precisely controlled conditions and at the same time enables heat released by the reaction to be measured. Scale-up and plant safety are the main applications for the data generated but process development and optimization are also important applications.

This fully jacketed and stirred laboratory reactor platform delivers the flexibility of operation without compromising data quality. It is designed such that no specialist knowledge is needed to set up experiments and obtain calorimetry data.
Results are available immediately with real-time reporting and built-in calculations eliminating the need for off-line analysis, though for more complex systems this feature is available and off-line calculation software is supplied. In general, the system is considered to be both an ideal tool for safety and calorimetry specialists as well as being totally accessible to development chemists.

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The system is designed to closely match your plant conditions, then integrate them into a bench-scale system that is simple to operate and that provides data effortlessly. Typical design features that can be customized include temperature range, agitator type, stirring speed, reagent feed rate and even reactor geometry. It is widely regarded as the best, most flexible, reaction calorimeter available.

Multiple calorimetric methods

The Simular is designed to be used by both research chemists and safety specialists and this is claim is based around the technical features of the system. In particular, the Simular uses power compensation calorimetry as one of the techniques, unique to the Simular, and this allows accurate determination of heat release without the need for time-consuming calibration or complex calculation procedures.
Also heat flow calorimetry data, essentially the classic method traditionally used, is also supported as standard.

Safe process scale-up

One of the most important uses of reaction calorimetry is to scale-up stirred reactions safely and quickly. This is related to the fact that the Simular reports the rate of heat release as the reaction proceeds and if this rate is matched on the plant, safe operation is assured. The heat release rate directly determines the cooling duty specification for the larger scale reactor which is a key operational parameter.

Batch times are easily obtained from heat flow data and this also provides valuable information about the expectation after scale-up.



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