The client has requested that HFL produces a concept design for the use of external plate heat exchangers on two reactors.
These reactors are currently heated and cooled using an oil as the heat transfer fluid through the vessel jackets. The client would prefer to use water through external plate heat exchangers. Fluid from the vessel will be recirculated through the external plate heat exchanger.
The water heating and cooling mechanisms, will be designed to provide water at 100°C but 140°C, and 20°C for cooling. The reagents are heated to 60°C and cooled from 80°C to approx. 50°C for drumming off.
By installing external heat exchangers there is potential to reduce heating/cooling times and therefore ultimately production times.
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