Initially an engineering study was conducted to determine what equipment was to be included. As a result of that study, DDPS provided detailed proposals for all of the equipment. Once the detailed design was completed, all of the equipment was ordered and the skid assembly was completed over a five month period. The skid was then shipped to the customer and installed in their new building with all of the other equipment that DDPS has supplied.
The suite contains the process skid that includes a 750 gallon glass-lined reactor, a 750 gallon Hastelloy reactor and a 500 gallon glass-lined receiver. Each reactor includes columns, tantalum main and vent condensers, Powder Pumps and Teflon-lined overheads.
In addition to the process skid, we also supplied a Hastelloy filter/dryer with stainless steel receiver, five temperature control modules, cooling tower with pumping station and three vacuum systems. The suite also includes programmable logic controllers that are networked together, so all of the equipment can be monitored and operated from any of the HMIs that were supplied. The control system was designed and supplied by our Control Engineers in Charlotte.