KW Designed Solutions reactor vessels are used in Laboratories, Universities and Research Facilities worldwide. 

The term reactor is used for pressure vessels designed to contain a chemical or physical reaction. The most notable type being reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) that form part of nuclear reactors. 

Smaller reactor vessels are used in other applications, to safely contain any pressure or temperature change; whilst investigating the effects of a chemical reaction on a material or component.

Our reactor vessels are supplied with internal diameters of 30mm to 200mm, volumes between 1 litre to 500 litres, operating pressure of up to 200 bar (3,000 psi) and temperatures up to 600°C.

KW Designed Solutions reactor vessels are generally manufactured from Type 316 stainless steel but can be made from other exotic alloys such as Hastelloy or Titanium. 

It is very important that the construction material is specifically chosen, due to the extreme operating conditions and corrosive environments present in many test set-ups. This ensures the reactor can operate with minimal or no effects of corrosion throughout the test duration.

Our reactor vessels can be used in non-stirred applications but generally require the additional functionality of a stirrer. This is used to agitate the internal media and test samples for the duration of testing. 

Smaller bench top reactor vessels may be used, with stirrer hot plates. Larger reactor vessels can also be designed, with more efficient jacket type heating systems and glandless magnetic drive agitators.

KW Designed Solutions offers a completely flexible approach to the design process, which enables us to incorporate any of the features required by our customers for their reactor vessel. 

Often other supplier’s standard equipment may not meet the operating criteria or may need modification at additional expense. We design custom systems to meet our customer’s exact specifications and incorporate all the features and functionality required. This minimises cost, reduces lead time, greatly reduces the requirement for product replacement and provides an excellent ROI. 

Reactor pressure vessel used to safely contain any pressure or temperature change; whilst investigating the effects of a chemical reaction on a material or component

Operational and Features

  • Agitation – Magnetic Bar Stirring or Glandless Magnetic Drive Agitators
  • Associated Testing Types
  • Gas/ Liquid Sampling
  • Heating Systems – Integral Heating Jackets and Hot Plates
  • Mass Flow Monitoring and Control
  • Pressure and Temperature Monitoring and Control

Associated Testing Types

  • Carbonylations
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research
  • Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis Studies
  • Hydrogenation Reactions
  • Material Analysis
  • Parallel Synthesis