Bronkhorst
Chemical

CHEMICAL, PLASTICS, METAL AND GLASS INDUSTRY

Since being established in 1981, Bronkhorst High-Tech B.V. has supplied instrumentation for mass flow & pressure measurement into the Process Industry, in particular to the (Petro) Chemical, Plastics, Metal and Glass Industry. Many new products and product improvements have been initiated by questions or demands from process engineers in this market segment.

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Examples of applications

  • Accurate dosing of chemical catalysts and additives, e.g. colorants, plasticizers, stabilizers and processing aids.
  • Leak detection
  • Control of burner gases
  • Pressure control in plastic extrusion and/or molding processes
  • Gas flow control for polymeric foam products such as mattresses, carpets, sponges or car seats
  • Oxygen control in decarbonation processes
  • (laser or plasma) cutting, welding and brazing applications


APPLICATION NOTES

Research graphene production

The University of Cordoba in Spain investigates the production of high-quality graphene on a large scale by using an atmospheric pressure plasma-based technique.

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Accurate dosing of small organic solvent flows

Within chemical industry, the supply of organic solvents is a frequently occurring operation. In this context, Bronkhorst delivers devices to accurately dose small flows of organic solvent.

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Back-pressure regulation for catalyst research

Catalysts are substances that allow chemical reactions to proceed at lower temperatures. Many chemical reactions that involve catalysts still occur under extreme conditions, e.g. Fischer-Tropsch reactions.

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3D Printing of metal products

3D-printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a technique where products are made by building a product layer by layer. This is the opposite of machining operations such as drilling or milling, where pieces of materials are removed to yield the product.

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Liquid CO2 dosing for polystyrene foam extrusion

Extrusion is an effective technique to manufacture products with a uniform, even complex cross section. 

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Catalysis at high pressure

Catalysts are being used to accelerate a chemical reaction without actually being consumed. So a small amount of catalyst is sufficient to obtain a large amount of reaction products.

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Reactor Systems

In Research and Development laboratories of (petro-) chemical companies as well as pharmaceutical companies or life science companies, chemical reactors are used for many different processes.

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Burner control

Bronkhorst offers mass flow meters with a close coupled motorized valve for integrated control of flows up to 5000 ln/min. Our digital D-6300 MASS-STREAM series is available with several options like a multi-functional display or additional interfaces.

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Burner applications - Ratio Control

Burners are usually found in welding, cutting or furnace applications. All these applications require an extremely efficient flame control. Gas flow has got a preponderant role on achieving good characteristics of combustion flame.

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Micro Reactor Technology

Due to the needs for higher yields, enhanced e ciency, improved safety and minimized environmental risk, nowadays the Pharmaceutical Industry seeks alternatives to the conventional batch reactors; therefore, the industry trend is to adopt micro reactors as an alternative method especially for organic synthesis of extremely exothermic (im)miscible uids.

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Gas supply in steelmaking process

In steelmaking, blast furnaces convert iron ore into crude iron by the reducing action of carbon at high temperatures. This crude iron or ‘pig iron’ still contains a lot of carbon and other impurities that need to be removed, partially or totally, by a reaction with oxygen.

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Highly accurate dosing of nitrobenzene

Nitrobenzene is a pale-yellow coloured organic compound with chemical formula C6H5NO2. This liquid compound is mainly used as a precursor for the synthesis of the organic compound aniline, which, in turn, is a precursor for many industrial compounds.

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Other markets

Bronkhorst instruments are used for numerous applications in many different markets. They can be found in laboratories, universities, industry, production and pilot plants and even in areas or installations with risk of explosion. A substantial part of the produced instruments is integrated in manufacturing machines or equipment of so called OEM-customers (Original Equipment Manufacturers).


Bronkhorst High-Tech B.V.

Nijverheidsstraat 1A
NL-7261 AK Ruurlo (NL)
Tel. +31 573 45 88 00
info@bronkhorst.com

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