To determine if crystallization is the best application for separation, we offer a complete pilot testing program. When finished, we have a detailed process evaluation that allows our customers to save money during the scaling phase. We have pilots available for rent ranging in sizes from 12” NPS down to 6” NPS. Some of the pilots are made from carbon steel, but more commonly they have an inner pipe made of type 316 stainless steel.

Our engineers have helped many companies establish continuous scraped surface crystallizer piloting programs. In our time doing this, we have created a database of over three-hundred different compounds. When working without engineers, you have access to this in-depth knowledge base that helps to save considerable development effort, time, and money. We can also help you with UOP Heaters.

There is a great deal of valuable information that is found when going through pilot testing. Some of the data includes:

  • Heat transfer characteristics
  • Color pickup
  • Crystal purity
  • Crystal size and size distribution
  • Crystal habit (shape)
  • Optimization
    • Residence time and cool cycle
    • Recycle and solvent ratios
    • Methods of separations

For more information initiating pilot testing, you should not hesitate to give our team a call. We can also help with dewaxing and viscous liquid cooling issues.