the Basic unit
The basic unit , the simplest one, designed for working at atmospheric pressure, includes a mixing gases unit based on MFCs with three units for the standard equipment, a tubular reactor SS316 with a 9 mm inner diameter, on the inside of a radiating oven capable of reaching 1000ºC with very low thermal inertia, a reactor bypass enables isolating it while the feed analysis is being performed, and a liquid-gas separator (cooled via thermoelectric effect) at the outflow separates liquid products. The gases are fed to the analysis system via a temperature transfer line of up to 300ºC.
All components that comprise the equipment are housed inside of a hot box. This makes it possible to keep the incoming and outgoing product feed lines at a temperature of up to 190ºC. This prevents volatile products condensation, thus maintaining the entire process's path insulated, This gives stability to the flows, and prevents the presence of cold points.
The basic equipment includes the hot box, the control systems and a sophisticated safety system; which makes it a piece of equipment with an extraordinary level or reliability.
Furthermore, this system may be configured by the user via a local touch-screen, independent of the computer according to a distributed control philosophy. It thus gives maximum priority to the safety of the equipment itself and its users.
Finally, communication via Ethernet between the equipment and the controlling computer makes it possible to program experimental formulas, acquire system data and remote control from any workstation.