Jacketed reactor system simplifies chemical reactions at elevated pressures
UK chemistry automation product innovator Syrris, based in Royston, Hertfordshire, has launched the Atlas Potassium Pressure System, a modular 3 bar pressure reactor, for protocols that require hydrogenation and carbonylation.
Controlled automatically or manually, the system is supplied with glass vessels ranging from 100ml to 3 litres, which can be changed in less than one minute.
Offering powerful overhead stirring and a temperature range of –80 to +200 °C, the basic system provides automatic temperature and stirrer control, as well as pressure sensing. In addition, PED/ASME compliance, a burst disc and pressure relief valve, make the system safe. Modes of operation include: manual pressure control, automatic pressure maintenance, pressure control with mass flow monitoring, mass flow control and off gas monitoring.
Control via the Atlas base can be manual or automated, enabling the simple logging of all data to a .csv file, which is easily downloadable to a USB stick. In addition, optional PC control offers complete automation of all parameters, alarms and real-time graphs.