Work with the Process Reaction Experts
Strict control. Exact material temperatures. Precise residence time. Reaction process design is an exacting science with no room for errors, guesswork, or estimates. For decades, Bepex has provided the equipment, expertise, and support to implement complex, full-system reaction processes.
Why choose Bepex?
Continuous reaction processes require strict control over material temperature and residence times. Aim too low and your reaction may never initialize. Hold material too long and you risk over-reaction, leading to wasted product and lost revenue. Bepex pioneered the thermal equipment used to control reaction processes. Our extensive experience and in-house expertise means that we can provide the best reaction process solution plus the up- and down- stream equipment to complement reaction processes.
Total Process Experience
Many of our reaction installations are full systems provided by Bepex, including metering equipment, pre-heaters, post-coolers, and other complementary process technology.
Complete Reaction Process Capabilities
Bepex’s scope of technology means we are better able to provide up- and down-stream components that complement the reaction process. That includes up stream mixing or milling to prepare feeds; post-reaction cooling or drying; and post-reaction particle formation to produce a consistent particle size, shape, and density.
Complete Design Verification
Eliminate estimating, guess work, and theory. Our engineers will help you create, verify, and quantify your reactive process design in our Process Development Center. You’ll launch with confidence in your design and its ability to meet production commitments.
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Selecting the Right Thermal Processing Equipment
Most materials can be successfully treated using one or more of the thermal technologies commercially available today, such as direct, indirect, flash, and radiant drying.
Equipment and Systems from the Experts in Continuous Reaction Processes
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The Hydramix is designed to mix and hydrate during long residence times without particle degradation. Its self-cleaning design reduces material build up – providing more consistent operation, greater mixing capabilities, reduced maintenance, and support for difficult transitions during reaction processes.
The Continuator allows processors to convert common batch processing applications into continuous operations – increasing throughput, cutting costs, and expanding downstream processing options. The indirect bed technology is used for pressure cooking, vacuum reactions, or long residence time devolatilization.
The Purge Vessel is a long residence time hopper providing near-complete removal of volatile organic compounds from bulk solids. Its proprietary design offers superior material flow and a low-cost option for reducing volatiles from 1-2 percent to low PPM levels.
The Solidaire thin layer paddle dryer offers the highest heat transfer coefficient available. Process dry or wet solids, liquids, slurries, cakes or pastes more efficiently, with more control, at lower cost. Solidaire applications include drying, devolatilizing, reacting, cooling, and crystallizing.
The TorusDisc dryer is designed for high heat loads and long residence times. The TorusDisc provides maximum heat transfer and complete processing control in a compact footprint, making it ideal for drying, reacting, crystallizing, and heating or cooling processes.
All new inquiries begin with a feasibility study. These studies aim to provide preliminary insights into the viability of a commercial process. Using as little as 100 grams of material, we can begin early process design, develop plans for pilot-testing and/or confirmation, and begin providing early economic estimates. Our experience across our wide range of technologies gives us a unique ability to provide quick feedback on the feasibility of your process.
From our learnings, we’ll begin the process development work. The primary work in this phase takes place in the form of pilot-scale testing in our Process Development Center. Our pilot tests look a bit different than what you may have experienced in the past. Each test is designed to measure the system performance and feasibility rather than that of any single machine.
Each system is custom assembled for each test. Our goal is to provide as much of a pilot-scale simulation as possible while gathering scale-up data to deliver on commercial capacities. When a certain technology proves ineffective, we’ll draw from our range of options to determine if there is a better fit. The Process Development Center is our sandbox to build, test, and revise to ensure we get every detail right.
With a successful pilot simulation completed, we now have everything we need to scale up and provide proposals for capital equipment with included performance guarantees.
System Design And Build
After receipt of the purchase order, we begin with both equipment and system engineering. Each proprietary technology we sell is custom-designed and built per application. We do not have any off-the-shelf units. At this stage, your exact system begins to take shape, including auxiliary equipment, process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, safety provisions, and more.
After delivery and installation of your new system, Bepex will provide a mechanical check to ensure everything is placed according to plan. This is followed shortly thereafter by system commissioning. This is where our pilot-scale simulations become invaluable, as our team of application engineers, controls technicians, and sales engineers begin working with your team to successfully bring your system online.
At this point, you’re up and running at rate, producing a quality product, but our work doesn’t stop there.
Following commissioning, Bepex remains a reliable partner, providing quality OEM parts, immediate field service, process optimization, training, system troubleshooting, and more. We have consistently had high customer retention rates, and we believe it is due in large part to our comprehensive approach to serving our customers long after the original sale.
Work with the Experts in Continuous Reaction Processes
Bepex pioneered the equipment and technology needed to support continuous reaction processes. We continue to innovate with a wide range of products, time-tested expertise, and a Process Development Center to help pull it all together. Reach out to a Bepex expert to learn more.