The vertical fluidized bed reactor makes use of gas flow rates to “fluidize” the solid gas particles in the reactor. The gas travels from the bottom up through the reactor. If the gas flow rate is high enough, it will lift the solid catalyst up. This is done to improve contact with all surfaces of the catalyst and the gas flowing through it. A great advante of fluidized bed reactors is that they permit continuous addition and removal of solid particles from the reactor, without stopping the operation.
The compact tube furnace is equipped with a multi-segment programmable controller, allowing precise control of temperature (up to 1000 ˚C) versus time.
The split hinge permits convenient placement of reactor tubes and a quicker cool down rate with the cover lifted up. Connected with the furnace is a multi-line flow rate controller box, through which a variety of gases flow. The controller box also allows measurement and control of the pressure inside the reactor tube.