High-pressure Reactors

Individual. Flexible. Functional.

  • Flexibility and individuality
  • Easy handling
  • Highest Safety Standards
  • PTFE lining for effective corrosion protection
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The individually configurable BR reactors offer easy handling, flexibility and functionality while providing maximum safety up to 200bar, 300°C and 25ml to 5.7 liters. The PTFE lining allows working with corrosive media.

Case Studies

Why customers trust in innovative laboratory equipment from Berghof.

highpreactor BR-300

„The high-pressure reactor has worked excellent under all the experiment conditions tested. Both the easy handling
and the high robustness of the reactor are remarkable, as well as the wide range of applications.“

Prof. Dr. Jordi Llorca (NEMEN, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

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highpreactor BR-40, BR-200 and BR-300

"Ease of operation, robustness, pressure rating up to 200 bar, solvent compatibility together with the possibility to customize the complete setup for the PharmaFluidics process, are key benefits of the Berghof reactors.“

Kurt van Mol (Research Engineer, PharmaFluidics)

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highpreactor BR-40

„The quality and ease of use of the Berghof reactors is perfect for our research project. Indeed, the ability to rapidly set the reactions up using these reactors is a big advantage over some of the other reactors we have previously had."

Christopher Whiteoak (Researcher, Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de química orgánica y inorgánica)

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Advantages

Flexibility and individuality

Berghof reactors are designed modularly and are configured according to your requirements

Easy handling

With the unique quick-release lock, you can easily open and close the reactor by hand without tools. All fittings can be easily removed and refitted in just a few steps - e.g. for cleaning.

Highest Safety Standards

For added safety, we use only high-quality materials in the construction of the reactors. Berghof sizes, tests and manufactures its high-pressure reactors in accordance with current AD-2000 guidelines. In addition to stainless steel, configurations made of special alloys (e.g. Hastelloy) are also possible.

PTFE lining for effective corrosion protection

For the use of highly corrosive media, thick-walled PTFE inserts or a complete PTFE lining of all parts in contact with the media are available. Due to its extraordinary chemical resistance, PTFE is a cost-effective alternative to special alloys.

Technology

Product Description

For more than 50 years, Berghof has offered comprehensive expertise in the manufacture of reactor systems. Our portfolio includes high-pressure reactors (BR series), low-pressure reactors (NR series), metal-free reactors (DB series) and simple pressure vessels (DAB series). Important common features of all series are the simple, tool-free closing and opening - thanks to the unique quick-release closure - as well as the specially developed PTFE lining, which prevents damage to the reactors by aggressive media. Your benefits: You profit from easy handling and reduced wear.

All Berghof reactors offer you the greatest possible flexibility and functionality with the highest safety standards. Our modular system allows you to configure your reactor to suit your specific needs. Extensive accessories are also part of our portfolio. However, if you cannot find what you are looking for, we can also design reactors and components to meet your individual requirements.

Typical applications of our reactors with or without PTFE lining can be found in chemical synthesis, catalysis research, green chemistry, recycling, electrochemistry, alternative raw materials, hydro- and solvothermal synthesis, nanotechnology, hydrogenations, corrosion tests, aging tests, etc.

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Berghof reactor technology

As standard, all reactors are equipped with a vent valve, rupture disc, pressure gauge and PT-100. Further valves for gas/liquid sample addition or removal, overflow valves, pressure sensors etc. are added on a modular basis.

Stand systems

Never lift heavy reactors again

Berghof's comfort stand and lift systems allow fixed installation of all connections due to their Static Lid design. Both lift systems allow easy filling and emptying of the reactors thanks to the swivel function. The BRS-2 table stand for reactors up to 1 l already has the electric jacket heater integrated. It can be easily removed downwards for faster cooling. The BRL-1 is designed for reactors from 1.5 l and offers enough space for you to make optimum use of the reactors' bottom drain valve.

Heating

Heating

Whether purely electric or via high-precision circulation thermostats, our BHM and BTM heating jackets ensure efficient heat transfer between the heater and the reactor. In addition, the heating jackets offer a safe stand due to their generously dimensioned base plate and effectively prevent the reactors from tipping over.

BR-HS

Our high-performance heating system for small reactors
In addition to the auto-tuning function, the high-performance heating system offers an intelligent stirring system. This stirring system detects disturbances such as a break in the stirring fish movement and thus ensures stirring even without the possibility of visual control. In addition, our high-performance heating system offers you the possibility of air cooling of the reactors, which improves the cooling times and temperature accuracies during rapid heating.

Stirring

Our low-maintenance and powerful magnetic coupling ensures reliable mixing of the reactor contents with a variety of different stirrer geometries. All Berghof components are also designed for easy cleaning.

Whether gas entrainment stirrer, jet stirrer or anchor stirrer - our wide range of stirrer geometries guarantees optimum mixing of your reaction solution.

Control System

Everything under control with one controller

Our BRC controller offers quick access to all important parameters and the possibility to switch electric valves directly from the controller. The auto-tuning function allows you to easily and quickly determine PID control values specifically for your system. This reduces variations in target temperature by over 80%, resulting in better reproducibility and fewer unwanted by-products. The BRC can be individually adapted to your needs with modular extensions.

Specials

We prepare our reactor lids individually to accommodate various probes, electrodes and cable glands.

You haven't found the right one? No problem. We also design reactors and components specifically to your requirements.

Technical specifications

BR 25 / 40

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BR 100 / 200

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BR 300 / 500 / 700

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BR 1000 / 1500 / 2000

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BR-25

BR-25

BR-40

BR-40

General information Material Stainless Steel 316Ti (1.4571) or Hastelloy C-22 (2.4602)
  Temperature max. 300° C 300° C 300° C 300° C
  Pressure max. 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar
Reactor Vessel Volume approx. 30 ml approx. 47 ml* approx. 45 ml approx. 68 ml*
  Inner Diameter 22 mm 27 mm* 24 mm 29 mm*
  Inner Height 83 mm 83 mm* 99.6 mm 104 mm*
  Weight approx. 0.6 kg approx. 0.6 kg approx. 0.7 kg approx. 0.7 kg
TFM™-PTFE Insert (optional) Volume - approx. 29 ml* - approx. 45 ml*
  Inner Diameter - 22 mm* - 24 mm*
  Inner Height - 77 mm* - 98 mm*
Armatures Standard Armatures Rupture Disc, Dip Tube, Valve
  Pressure Measurement analog and/or digital
  Ports (total) 6 6 6 6
  Ports (free) 3** 3** 3** 3**
  Type of connection 1/8“ Tube Connection
Heating Systems (optional) Electrical (Hot Plate)
  Via Fluid - - - -
Stirring Via Hot Plate
  Via Magnetic Drive - - - -
   

BR-100

BR-100

BR-200

BR-200

General information Material Stainless Steel 316Ti (1.4571) or Hastelloy C-22 (2.4602)
  Temperature max. 300° C 230° C 300° C 230° C
  Pressure max. 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar
Reactor Vessel Volume approx. 170 ml approx. 190 ml* approx. 225 ml approx. 250 ml*
  Inner Diameter 42 mm 44 mm* 42 mm 44 mm*
  Inner Height 126 mm 127.7 mm* 165 mm 166.7 mm*
  Weight approx. 1.8 kg approx. 1.8 kg approx. 2.1 kg approx. 2.1 kg
TFM™-PTFE Insert (optional) Volume - approx. 95 ml* - approx. 195 ml*
  Inner Diameter - 32 mm* - 40 mm*
  Inner Height - 121 mm* - 158,7 mm*
Armatures Standard Armatures Rupture Disc, Dip Tube, Valve
  Pressure Measurement analog and/or digital
  Ports (total) 5 5 5 5
  Ports (free) 1** 1** 1** 1**
  Type of connection 8 mm Tube Connection
Heating Systems (optional) Electrical (Hot Plate)
  Via Fluid - - - -
Stirring Via Hot Plate
  Via Magnetic Drive - - - -
   

BR-300

BR-500

BR-700

General information Material Stainless Steel 316Ti (1.4571) or Hastelloy C-22 (2.4602)
  Temperature max. 300° C 300° C 300° C
  Pressure max. 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar
Reactor Vessel Volume approx. 390 ml approx. 630 ml approx. 980 ml
  Inner Diameter 68 mm 68 mm 68 mm
  Inner Height 108 mm 175 mm 271 mm
  Weight approx. 4 kg approx. 6 kg approx. 8.5 kg
TFM™-PTFE Insert* (integrated) Volume approx. 310 ml approx. 500 ml approx. 800 ml
  Inner Diameter 62.5 mm 62.5 mm 62.5 mm
  Inner Height 98 mm 165 mm 261 mm
Armatures Standard Armatures Rupture Disc, Dip Tube, Valve, Tool
  Pressure Measurement analog and/or digital
  Ports (total) 6 6 6
  Ports (free) 2** 2** 2**
  Type of connection 8 mm Tube Connection
Heating Systems (optional) Electrical (Hot Plate) - -
  Electrical (Heating Jacket)
  Via Fluid (Double Jacket)
  Via Fluid (Heating Coil)
Stirring Via Hot Plate - -
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BR-1000

BR-1500

BR-2000

General information Material Stainless Steel 316Ti (1.4571) or Hastelloy C-22 (2.4602)
  Temperature max. 300° C 300° C 300° C
  Pressure max. 200 bar 200 bar 200 bar
Reactor Vessel Volume approx. 1,220 ml approx. 1,740 ml approx. 2,230 ml
  Inner diameter 90 mm 90 mm 90 mm
  Inner height 193 mm 275 mm 352 mm
  Weight approx. 10.5 kg approx. 13 kg approx. 16 kg
TFM™-PTFE insert* (integrated) Volume approx. 1,000 ml approx. 1,460ml approx. 1,880 ml
  Inner diameter 84 mm 84 mm 84 mm
  Inner height 182.5 mm 264 mm 340 mm
Armatures Standard Armatures Rupture Disc, Dip Tube, Valve, Tool
  Pressure Measurement analog and/or digital
  Ports (total) 6 6 6
  Ports (free) 2** 2** 2**
  Type of connection 8 mm Tube Connection
Heating Systems (optional) Electrical (Hot Plate) - - -
  Electrical (Heating Jacket)
  Via Fluid (Double Jacket)
  Via Fluid (Heating Coil)
Stirring Via Hot Plate - - -
  RV-GL
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Application areas and applications

  • Technology

    • Various kinds of synthesis like hydrogenation of C-C triple bonds, synthesis of metal nanoparticles, solvothermal synthesis and drug synthesis
    • Synthesis like hydrogenation of C-C triple bonds or homogenous/heterogeneous catalysis
    • Catalyst research like tests of catalysts consisiting of liquid or solid materials
  • Automotive

    • Material testing like aging tests of e.g. elastomers, ceramics or metal parts
  • Food & Feed

  • Pharma & Cosmetics

Application

Material Testing of Elastomers in Coolants

Test samples of elastomers are prepared in coolants for tensile tests using Berghof reactors.

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Application

Material Testing of Elastomers in Blow-by-mixtures

Using Berghof reactor technology, elastomers can be prepared in blow-by-mixtures for tensile tests.

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Application

Quality Control of Raw and Starting Materials

Raw and starting materials can be tested by the use of Berghof BR high-pressure reactors.

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Application

Screening of Metathesis Catalysts

Berghof BR reactors with smaller volumes are ideal for screening of metathesis catalysts.

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Application

Selective Hydrogenation of Polyunsaturated Hydrocarbons

Berghof BR reactors are suitable for homogenous and heterogenous catalyses of minimum quantities.

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Application

Synthesis of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

Berghof reactors for hydrothermal syntheses or for both sol-gel synthesis and hydrothermal synthesis.

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Accessories

Accessories

BHM Heating Jacket For Berghof high-pressure reactors BR-300 to BR-2000

Electric heating jacket for consistent heating processes.

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Accessories

BTM Thermostatic Jacket For heating and cooling of Berghof high-pressure reactors

Constant heating or cooling by means of fluid.

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Accessories

BLH and BAH heating combination Heating for small reactors

Controlled heating processes via laboratory hot plate.

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Accessories

BTC-3000 Temperature Controller For controlled heating processes

Monitoring and controlling of heating for all Berghof reactors.

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Accessories

BDL-3000 Data Logger For reliable recording of temperature and pressure profiles

Suitable for all Berghof reactors.

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Accessories

BRM-1 Stirrer Drive For a consistant stirring at up to 2,000 rpm

For Berghof reactors BR-300 to BR-200 as well as NR-1500 and NR-3000

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Accessories

BRM-2 Stirrer Drive For consistant stirring at up to 500 rpm

For Berghof reactors BR-300 to BR-2000 as well as NR-1500 and NR-3000.

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Accessories

Sample Holders For material and corrosion testing

Suitable for all Berghof reactors.

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Accessories

Catalyst Basket For catalysis research

Berghof offers different types of catalysis baskets for applications in the field of catalysis research

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