HYDROGENATION PLANTS & PILOT PLANTS


HYDROGENATION PLANTS MADE BY EKATO – YOUR FAST LANE TO PRODUCTION

EKATO specializes in the design and engineering of hydrogenation plant technology, reliable development of a production process, and the mechanical design of hydrogenation plant equipment.

EKATO operates an Hydrogenation Test Center which has been designed to bridge the gap between bench-scale chemistry and commercial manufacturing. The flexible plant concept allows examining and optimizing your hydrogenation process with original raw materials under real operating conditions in pilot scale. The aim is to produce reliable test results for scale-up and development of a production process in an economical and timely fashion. Our engineering teams will apply the obtained knowledge for design of a full-scale hydrogenation plant which is tailored to your specific process requirements. Thus we pave the way for an efficient and risk mitigated investment in the new construction or the rebuilt of a hydrogenation plant.

EKATO operates an Hydrogenation Test Center which has been designed to bridge the gap between bench-scale chemistry and commercial manufacturing. The flexible plant concept allows examining and optimizing your hydrogenation process with original raw materials under real operating conditions in pilot scale. The aim is to produce reliable test results for scale-up and development of a production process in an economical and timely fashion. Our engineering teams will apply the obtained knowledge for design of a full-scale hydrogenation plant which is tailored to your specific process requirements. Thus we pave the way for an efficient and risk mitigated investment in the new construction or the rebuilt of a hydrogenation plant. Read More ….


TESTING FACILITIES AND PILOT PLANTS FOR RELIABLE SCALE-UP

When developing new processes, the chemical engineer determines the basic conditions and recipes for the process. This laboratory data is generally not sufficient enough to design the production plant. The interaction of chemistry, physical parameters and instrumental boundary conditions in complex processes is usually determined in pilot plants. Chemical and bioreactions, crystallizations or mixing rheologically demanding media are investigated in these experimental plants. The concept of the future production plant must be considered while planning the pilot plant so that the geometrical circumstances, the residence time behavior as well as other parameters can later be extrapolated to the scale of the production plant.

In EKATO‚Äôs laboratories, a number of lab and pilot plants are available for carrying out such investigations. Typical batch processes can be run under normal industrial operating conditions and the range of available tank sizes starts from 5 up to 100 l. These can be for example hydrogenation reactions which are carried out at operating pressures of up to 100 bar. Therefore the mixing technology is designed in such a way that it can easily be extrapolated to production scale with regard to the design-relevant parameters such as mass and heat transfer, blend time and suspension of catalysts. Pilot plants are also available for the production of formulated products such as cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, paints and lacquers, adhesives, insulation materials and lubricants. Read more ….

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