Process Engineering
Advanced Research Lab

Other Equipment

Induction Heating Power Supply (Norax Canada)

Induction heating power supplies are used to provide fast and precise heating for extremely high temperature applications.

There are 2 similar units at PEARL.

Main specifications
Output power: 1 to 10 kW
Working frequency: 20 kHz
Working voltage: 600 volts, 10 amps, 3 phases, 60 Hz
Coil geometry: adjustable for an application
Temperature control: Programmable OMRON controller
Location: A660.2

Pyrometer (Raytek)

Raytek pyrometer is ideal to measure extremely high temperatures with fast response time.

Main specifications
Temperature measurement range: -40 to 3000 °C/-40 to 5432 °F
High-resolution optics up to 300: 1
Precision Variable Focus
Real-time video monitoring and recording capability
Integrated through-the-lens and either video or laser sighting
Stainless steel housing
Easy-to-use interface
Location: A660.2

Single/Multiple Radioactive Particle Tracking (RPT)

The RPT noninvasively tracks the position of a single radioactive tracer over time and can thus be used to study the flow dynamics of a variety of systems. A labeled tracer particle, a data acquisition system (detectors, amplifiers/discriminators, and high-speed counters), and a location algorithm are used to calculate the position of the tracer as shown in the figure for granular flows in a rotating drum.

M. Rasouli et al. AIChE J. 2015; 61(2); 384-394

The MRPT technique simultaneously tracks two tracers that move freely (free MRPT) or that remain at a fixed distance from each other (restricted MRPT), it uses the same basic setup as RPT, with two main differences. First, it uses two radioactive sources with the same isotope that are inserted into two different tracer particles (free MRPT) or into a single tracer particle (restricted MRPT; at both ends of a single cylindrical particle). Second, it uses a different location algorithm since the gamma rays measured by the acquisition system come from two different radioactive sources.

Spheronizer (Home built)

This machine can be employed to produce spherical beads from granules and agglomerates of primary fine particles and to coat base particles with a coating solution. Inlet air can be heated for simultaneous drying and coating of particles.

Main specifications
Temperature of inlet air: Ambiant-50 °C
Pressure range: Atmospheric
Location: A-676

Induction Heating Fluidized Bed Reactor (IHFBR) Setup

GSL-1500X-50-UL is a compact high temperature 2″ O.D tube furnace using 99.8% High Purity processing tube and SiC heating elements as heating elements. Vacuum sealing assembly is included to connect with 1/4″ gas hose. The temperature of GSL1500X tube furnace is controlled by high precision SCR (Silicon Controlled Rectifier) digital controller with accuracy +/-1°C and 30 segments programmable up to 1500°C.

Main specifications
Temperature range: up to 1500°C
Pressure range: – 0.1 to 0.15 MPa
Heating rate: 10 oC/min
Heating Zone Length: 152 mm
Location: A-676