Solutions Ahead Blog

    Validating Reactor Cleanability with Clean-In-Place (CIP) Studies

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Oct 24, 2019 11:15:00 AM

    If you are in the pharmaceutical or fine chemical industry, cleaning issues are probably one of your major priorities.  Product contamination can be detrimental to your business, so every step must be taken to ensure your system is thoroughly cleaned between batches.  By taking a systematic cleaning approach and creating a standard operating procedure, you can maintain the integrity of your product and ensure superior cleanability.  But how do you validate this?

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    Topics: Reactor, glass-lined equipment, service

    Top 4 Benefits of the Reactor Buyback Program

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    May 9, 2019 2:27:00 PM

    OptiMix retrofit1True “Win/Win” situations don’t come around every day, but when they do, they make everybody happy.  It can sound like a bit of a gimmick, but these circumstances do exist!  They occur when all participants involved mutually benefit from some type of exchange.

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    Topics: Vessel, Reactor, glass-lined equipment, refurbishment

    DDPS Aftermarket Series: Spotlight on Spare Parts [Part 1]

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Mar 7, 2019 11:46:00 AM

    moz-screenshot-172maxh=135,maxw=250,h=276,w=510Whether it’s household appliances, cars, or industrial equipment, most products require some additional expenses after the initial purchase.  Parts can become worn or damaged and need to be replaced due to rigorous operation or even simple, every day use.  Even if you have your equipment routinely serviced and you meticulously care for it, it’s just the nature of things –nothing is made to last forever. 

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    Topics: Reactor, glass-lined equipment, peripheral equipment

    A Vessel’s Journey Through the Reglass Process

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Apr 26, 2018 11:06:00 AM

    Vessel Reglass Timeline

    We’ve written in the past about How Glass-Lined Vessels are Made, as well as What is Reglassing and How it Can Work for You.  We’ve even taken you through the Steps for Sending your Vessels in for Reglassing.  But what exactly happens to your vessel once it arrives at our facility? 

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    Topics: Vessel, Reactor, glass-lined equipment, reglassing

    Earn Green While You Go Green with the DDPS Reactor Buyback Program

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Apr 19, 2018 10:46:00 AM

    Reactor buyback earth dayAs Earth Day approaches, we are all reminded that there are things each of us can do as individuals to make better choices for the environment.  Maybe it’s using a refillable mug every morning instead of choosing the convenience of a disposable coffee cup.  Public transportation and carpooling are other options that can reduce traffic and emissions.  There are also initiatives that corporations can implement with regards to energy consumption and recycling that can help reduce their environmental impact.

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    Topics: Vessel, Reactor, glass-lined equipment

    Distillation Overhead Selection Criteria: How to Size a Condenser

    Posted by Todd Pollack

    Mar 1, 2018 11:08:00 AM

    distillation overheads-1.pngIf you have a reactor in your facility, chances are it isn’t just sitting there as a solo piece of equipment. More than likely, it is a part of a system that integrates other components to carry out multiple operations.  Many batch applications require the use of distillation overheads to carry out additional process functions, as reaction and distillation are often combined.  Basically, what happens here is the materials undergo a chemical reaction to create the desired products and then these products are separated into an end product and a by-product via distillation.

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    Topics: Reactor, peripheral equipment, overheads, distillation

    Inspection Checkpoints for Vessel Start-Up [Part 2]

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Feb 22, 2018 11:03:00 AM

    vessel top head.pngIn last week’s post, we discussed the necessary inspection points on a vessel that should be checked prior to starting-up your vessel. Whether it’s brand new and you are running it for a first time, or you are bringing a vessel back into production after some downtime due to maintenance or housekeeping reasons, it is critical for the safety of your equipment and employees to make sure your vessel ready to go.

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    Topics: Vessel, Reactor, glass-lined equipment, Installation

    Inspection Checkpoints for Vessel Start-Up [Part 1]

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Feb 15, 2018 11:03:00 AM

    Glass-lined_reactor_maintenance_image.jpgWhether you’ve just had a brand-new vessel installed in your plant or you are bringing an existing vessel back into production after some downtime (due to cleaning, maintenance, or other service-related procedure) it’s critical to make sure your i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed before you start-up your vessel. But what are those i’s and t’s?  Knowing this information can mean the difference between an easy, smooth start-up and some potentially serious (and completely preventable) issues.

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    Topics: Vessel, Reactor, glass-lined equipment, Installation

    4 Reasons why Reglassing your Reactor is a Frightfully Good Idea

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Nov 2, 2017 11:02:00 AM

    Reactor in a graveyardHalloween may be over, but we still thought it would be a good time to ressurrect an old post of ours about reglassing, especially since we recently published a new Introduction to Reglassing brochure.  It's a great resource to learn more about the subject and how it can help bring new life to your old, used, or damaged glass-lined steel equipment.  

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    Topics: Reactor, glass-lined equipment, process optimization, refurbishment, reglassing

    (Your) Questions and (Our) Answers about Glass-Lined Equipment

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Oct 26, 2017 11:14:00 AM

    SA_reactormaxh=165,maxw=100,h=650,w=392.jpgThe main purpose of our Solutions Ahead blog is to write about topics that you, our readers, want to hear about.  We are constantly brainstorming ideas for posts that we think are interesting, but what better way to come up with good subject matter than to get it directly from you?  

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    Topics: Vessel, Reactor, glass-lined equipment