Lesson Code: PEA-1200. This e-Lesson is aimed at API manufacturing personnel who are involved in the operation of Chemical Reactors.

  • Category: API Manufacturing - Equipment


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a chemical reactor
  • List three materials used in reactor construction
  • Describe the common auxiliary equipment and connections found in a reactor
  • Describe three different ways of using nitrogen atmosphere in a chemical reactor
  • Describe how reactors are heated and cooled
  • Name three impeller types and their associated mixing mechanisms
  • Explain the purpose of baffles in a reactor
  • List three uses of probes in reaction monitoring

Keywords: Agitators, Heating Fluid, Jacket, Inlet/Outlet Pipes, Nitrogen Blanket, Pressure Gauges, Probes, Reactors, Unit Operations, Vacuum