While in situ IR monitoring is a preferred technique due to the specificity of studying particular chemical bonds, using an instrument to transfer a process was typically challenging. Designed to operate in the lab or a classified area, ReactIR™ 45P enables chemists and engineers to develop understanding of the process in the lab, and use that knowledge to transfer the process to the plant. As the scale increases, chemistry is studied under actual process conditions, providing key information that is used to ensure the increase in scale does not adversely impact critical factors such as yield and product purity.
Real-time in situ IR analysis provides critical information regarding process performance, while eliminating the need for offline sampling. ReactIR™ 45P follows the formation and consumption of key species such as starting materials, intermediates and products, leading to a comprehensive understanding of reactions.
The flexibility and portability of ReactIR™ 45P provides a method for chemists and engineers to transfer reaction understanding developed in the laboratory seamlessly to the plant environment. A wide range of probes and sensors enable the study of virtually any reaction, under any process conditions, at any scale. ReactIR™ 45P utilizes proven sampling technology that has successfully studied hundreds of classes of chemistry including hydrogenations, Grignard reactions, lithiations, halogenations and acid chloride reactions.
Innovative iC IR™ software transforms reaction data into chemical information which is easily transferred to iC Process™ software to enable its use by plant operators. Specifically designed to enable the transfer of Critical Control Parameters (CPP) determined in the laboratory to the production environment, iC Process™ provides a unique, simple user interface that gives operators an immediate visual understanding of reaction progress and any process upsets that may occur. iC Process™ supports industry standard communication protocols for interfacing with Distributed Control Systems (DCS).