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Parr Reactors now available with Hydrogen Generator

Parr reactors are commonly used for hydrogenation applications. In some situations, the use of hydrogen tanks may not be feasible. Parr systems are now available with the H-Genie® Hydrogen Generator as a solution to eliminate the need for hydrogen cylinders.

Catalyst Testing System
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Low Pressure Hydrogenation System
Hydrogenation Scale-Up System
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Catalyst Loading Toolkit for Tubular Reactors

Catalyst Loading Toolkit for 5401 Tubular Reactor
Catalyst Loading Toolkit

Loading or removing a fixed bed (aka packed bed) of bulk solids such as powdered catalyst deep inside a long narrow tubular reactor at a precise repeatable depth can be challenging. Parr has created the Catalyst Loading Toolkit to facilitate loading of catalyst in the annulus of our tubular reactors and easily adjust the location and length of the catalyst packing.
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Reaction Calorimetry Capability Added to Parr Reactors

Parr 4540, 1.2 L Reactor, with H2 and liquid feeds, equipped for Power Compensation CalorimetryParr has integrated the principles and practice of reaction calorimetry into our reactor systems.

Reaction calorimetry is often used for studying chemical reaction rates and the thermal properties of systems. In chemical processing industries, this technique is used for understanding and mitigating hazards from the scale-up of reactions developed in the lab to industrial-scale reactors. As a reaction is scaled from lab to plant, scalability problems may emerge for various reasons. Issues are often attributable to a lack of understanding of the process chemistry, the inability to remove heat or changes in mixing performance during scale-up. Reaction calorimetry provides this additional level of process understanding.

The principal output from experiments performed in a reaction calorimeter is the heat production rate associated with the processes occurring inside the reactor. The heat production profile becomes the basis for the determination of a number of important operational parameters.

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Parr Custom Stirrers & Internals

Spiral Stirrer with Double Helix
Spiral Stirrer with Double Helix

Parr reactors and pressure vessels have been used in many industries for a wide variety of applications over our 120 year history. Parr has learned over the years that user requirements are always changing and we pride ourselves on building reactors and pressure vessels to fit each user’s needs. To meet this demand, Parr has become proficient at designing and manufacturing custom components.

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ParrEd Episode 2: 1108 Oxygen Combustion Vessel 500 Firing Maintenance

The second video in our new ParrEd educational video series has been released! In the episode, Parr's Dr. Andrei Yermalayeu teaches how to perform the 500 Firings Maintenance for the 1108 Oxygen Combustion Vessel.

Find the new video on our ParrEd Playlist.

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Parr 4700 Vessels for Oven Use

Model 4700-22mL Vessel with rupture disc & valve
Parr’s Series 4700 small, lightweight, and inexpensive pressure vessels are often heated in laboratory ovens. Parr has created a new head design which incorporates a safety rupture disc and valve to allow pressurization of the vessel prior to heating. Learn more.

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Live Parr Reactor Demos at ACS Fall Virtual Expo

Join us at the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Expo August 17-20 for live demos daily.

  • Lab Scale Reactors
  • New Pilot Scale Reactors
  • New Continuous Flow Tubular Reactors

Registered attendees will receive a complimentary gift!
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Large Volume Stirred Reactor Systems

Parr's new 50 L & 100 L high pressure stirred reactors are ideally suited for scale up or pilot work. The geometry, features, and operation are very similar to that of smaller Parr reactors, but with a volume intermediate between lab-scale and traditional production scale stirred reactors. Custom options are available.
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Parr Receives ISO 17034 Certification for Benzoic Acid

In addition to Parr Instrument Company’s existing overall Quality Assurance System under ISO 9001:2015, Parr has recently achieved ISO 17034 accreditation for the production of benzoic acid as a certified reference material. This certification shows Parr to be in compliance with ISO 17034:2016 general requirements for the competence of reference material producers by ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board).

ISO 17034 certified benzoic acid is now available from Parr for your calorimetry needs. Contact your local representative or Parr Instrument Company to place your order.

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ANAB Symbol for 17034 Reference Material Producer
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Parr is open for business!

Parr Instrument Company is operating and open for business despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are here for sales, service, design, and manufacturing for our customers all over the world.  We are prepared for quick turn around and delivery!

The state of Illinois has a shelter-in-place order but Parr is deemed an essential business as a supplier to the critical industries of Energy, Food and Agriculture, Chemical Manufacturing, Laboratory Equipment, Nuclear Facilities, Waste Treatment, and Defense Industrial Base, and more.

We wish all of our suppliers and customers health and safety during these unprecedented difficult times.

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