Buchi pilot plants are built for pressure reactions as well as for reactions under full vacuum. Different technologies and materials are used, depending on the requested process and process media.
Pilotclave pressure reactors range from 50 - 500 liter and are all customized. To quote such systems we require detailed specifications. Safety is important with such larger scale systems, especially when doing hydrogenations and other reactions under higher pressure. The degree of automation and process control vary from simple data collection to complete automation of the system. In most cases, the reaction vessels are jacketed steel or Hastelloy® reactors.
The pilotclave pressure reactors are used for scale up and smaller productions in pilot plants and kilo labs.
Buchi hydrogenation reactors are designed for intensive daily use in pharmaceutical labs, pilot plants / kilo labs and production facilities. The main pharma related hydrogenation appli-cations include catalyst screening, scale-up and cGMP production of APIs (from pilot to production scale).
Depending on the physical & chemical process specifications and operational & regulatory requirements the appropriate reactor model is selected. In addition to the selection of the model, the individual unit is customized in various dimensions (i.e. material in contact with media, vessel shape, stirrer drive capacity, stirrer shape etc.