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OptiMax HFCal

Uncovering Scale-up and Safety Issues

OptiMax HFCal is a reaction calorimeter that generates calorimetric information under both isothermal as well as non-isothermal conditions.  The system is Plug & Play and ready to run any desiged unit operation automatically - or manually if preferred.

Heat Flow Calorimetry – Simple and Accurate
OptiMax HFCal reproducibly delivers information to characterize and scale-up processes ensuring they are safe at scale.

At the push of a button, iControl software automatically calculates heat data, including:

  • Heat transfer coefficient
  • Specific heat of the reaction mass
  • Heat flow for isothermal and non-isothermal conditions
  • Enthalpy
  • Thermal conversion
  • Adiabatic temperature rise

iControl Software creates a report including trends and tables of experimental results.

Heating and Cooling – No Additional Cryostat Needed
Heating and cooling is fast and does not require a cryostat.  The electrical heating and  Peltier cooling ensure precise temperature control from -40 °C to 180 °C.

Quality Information
All events and data are recorded automatically, making experiments traceable and reproducible. At the end of the experiment, the relevant data is summarized and a report with tables and trends is generated automatically. For further processing, interpretation or storage purposes, iC Data Center or the Microsoft® Excel® can be used.

OptiMax HFCal is available as an all inclusive Starter Kit (30064130) or can be obtained by upgrading an existing OptiMax 1001 reactor system with the OptiMax HFCal Upgrade Kit (30050150).

Specifications - OptiMax HFCal
Dimensions (WxDxH) 120 mm x 40 mm x 170 mm
Precision Heat Transfer Typically +/- 3%
Accuracy and Precision Specific Heat Typically +/-10%
Accuracy Heat Flow Isothermal conditions: ± 3 % to 5 %; Non-isothermal conditions: ± 5 % to 10%; Based on comparison of qr_hf with qc resp. ∫qr_hf with ∫ qc
Calorimetry Type Heat Flow
Material Number(s) 30050150

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Specifications

Thermostat 
HeatingElectrical
CoolingPeltier
Cooling Performance0°C   35 W 
20°C 65 W
40°C   95 W
Temperature Range-40°C to 180°C (jacket temperature)
Control Modesisothermal and isoperibolic, constant or ramp, reflux, distillation & crystallization
Stirring30 rpm to 1200 rpm
DimensionsThermostat: 388 mm x 414 mm x 539 mm
Power Supply100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz, 1300 VA
OperationiControl software for calorimetric applications
Graphical touchscreen and/or iControl Software
 
  
Reactors 
TypeSingle piece or two piece (with bottom drain valve)
Volume1000 mL
Pressure50 mbar to 1 bar
MaterialDuran® glass
StirrerPitch-blade (glass, Alloy 22)
Anchor (glass, Alloy 22)
Half-moon (PTFE for single piece reactor)
  
Calorimetry 
TypeHeat Flow
Calibration HeaterMax. 20 W
Precision Heat TransferTypically ± 3%
Accuracy and Precision Specific HeatTypically ± 10%
Accuracy Heat FlowTypically ± 3% to 5%, under isothermal conditions
Typically ± 5% to 10%, under non-isothermal conditions
Sensitivity≤0.1 W measured as standard deviation of qr under steady state conditions.
Peak-to-peak noise is ≤ approximately 0.4 W.
  
HFCal Module 
Power and Data InterfaceDirect connection to CAN interface of standard OptiMax,
no additional power supply or PC connection required
Data LoggingVia iControl Software
Dimensions120 mm x 40 mm x 170 mm
  
SoftwareiControl 5.2 or higher required, HFCal license
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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