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Pilot Plant ELA 50

Process Development Plant for Highly Viscous Applications

ELA 50 is a pilot plant for process developments in a 50 l scale and is preferably used for highly viscous applications. It comprises a reactor with a coaxial agitator system which allows operation of a central and a close-to-the-wall impeller. A vacuum station can be used for degassing and solvent recovery. These units are installed in an EX-proof area and suitable for operation with flammable liquids. Processes are investigated under well defined fluid dynamic conditions.

Batch or semi-batch, single or multiphase, across a wide range of processes:

  • Low to high viscosities
  • Suspension
  • Degassing
  • Dispersion
  • Solvent evaporation
  • Minimize mixing times
  • Maximize mass transfer
  • Provide efficient solids suspension
  • Increase heat transfer
  • Working volume 60 litres
  • Temperatures: 20 to 200°C
  • Pressure: 40 mbar (abs) to 4 bar (abs)
  • Viscosity: up to 1,000 Pa s
  • Plant is EX-proof (T3, IIB)
  • Variety of different impeller systems from central impellers to close-to-the-wall impellers (also suitable for parallel coaxial installation)
  • Vacuum station with condenser
  • Modification for steam injection into the vessel and lower temperatures possible

Support from EKATO mixing specialists:

  • Trials performed at EKATO laboratories
  • Scale-up expertise
  • Guarantees for key process parameters
  • Analytical services (density, viscosity, GC, HPLC)
  • Temperatures (vessel and jacket)
  • Pressure
  • Impeller speed
  • Impeller torque/power input


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