What is the difference between a reactor and a stirred tank?

2021-11-22 16:42:56 admin 6

Many customers confuse the reactor with the stirred tank. In fact, there is no clear demarcation point between the two equipment. The reactor can also be called a stirred tank, and some stirred tanks can also be called a reactor. Both the reaction kettle and the stirring tank are used for mixing and mixing. The structure of the reaction kettle is designed in a closed form. The stirring tank can be designed as an open-lid tank or a closed tank. If you really want to clearly distinguish between the reactor and the stirred tank, you can distinguish from the following points:

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The difference between stirred tank and reaction kettle:

1. Structure: The upper cover of the reactor is a head structure or a conical structure; the upper cover of the stirring tank can be a flat cover structure or a head structure.

2 Sealing: The reactor has high sealing requirements, and mechanical seals should be selected; the sealing form of the stirring tank is made into mechanical seals or packing seals according to requirements.

3 Cost: The structure of the reactor is relatively complicated and the cost is relatively high; the structure of the stirring tank is relatively simple and the cost is relatively low.

4Operation observation: The reaction kettle needs the assistance of sight glasses, pressure gauges, liquid level gauges and other accessories to observe the conditions of the materials in the tank; the open-lid stirred tank can observe the conditions of the materials in the tank by opening the lid or the population.

The reaction kettle and the stirring tank are similar in appearance and structure. They can heat, stir, and keep the materials warm, and the installation method is the same. It can be used for the mixing of liquids and liquids on the production line. There are many types of stainless steel mixing tanks, including single-layer mixing tanks, double-layer mixing tanks, insulation mixing tanks, vacuum-type mixing tanks, and pressure-type mixing tanks. Most of the reactors refer to tanks that need to be vacuumed or work under a certain pressure. So the reaction kettle can be a kind of stirred tank. 

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