FlowIR high-pressure sensors expand flow chemistry use

Allow users to gain enhanced control of critical process parameters

Mettler Toledo introduces FlowIR high-pressure sensors

Mettler Toledo has introduced FlowIR High Pressure (HP) sensors for use with the FlowIR small, dedicated Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) instrument.

The addition of durable HP sensors expands the use of flow chemistry by allowing users to gain the enhanced control of critical process parameters provided by FlowIR in high-pressure experiments. Benefits include faster experiment optimisation, easier lab-to-plant scaling, reduced costs and shorter time-to-market.

Interchangeable FlowIR HP sensors, available in DiComp and SiComp models, allow chemists working with high pressure experiments to swap sensor types quickly and easily to meet the needs of the current application. The new models can accommodate pressures up to 50bar (725psi) and temperatures up to 120°C.

The FlowIR HP sensors’ insensitivity to bubbles makes them suitable for continuous hydrogenations, and the inclusion of a temperature variable flow head maintains reaction integrity.

No extra equipment or setup is required to use the new sensors. Users simply substitute the high-pressure version for the standard FlowIR sensor and gain the same performance, optical window, chemical compatibility, and flow characteristics they enjoy with the standard sensor.