Liquid feed material
may be loaded into 4 separate feed tanks. Tuthill circulation
pumps are employed to ensure feed homogeneity. The feed tanks
are well insulated and are kept under a positive pressure
of 0.7 barg. In addition the Tuthill pump is used to charge
the four HPLC Gilson pumps. The feed is then introduced into
the reactor system with the aid of the high precision HPLC
Hydrogen is fed
into the reactors via high pressure Tescom gas regulators.
The gas flow is controlled by Brooks mass flow meters.
The gas and liquid
is co currently fed in the reactor system. The flow pattern
in the reactor may be described as down flow.
The reactor exit
pressure is regulated by Mighty Mite pressure control valves.