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In-Floor Charge Chute

The solids addition process for chemical reactors can be a complicated and very dangerous process. Due to the presence of solvents, there is often a potentially explosive environment within vessel. The addition of dry solids introduces risk of static discharge and entrained oxygen which completes the highly dangerous fire trial and risk of a major deflagration event at the manway. Rheo offers many options for safe solids addition into your chemical reactor.

This package utilizes the Material Transfer Station which has transformed the operator experience in the drum emptying process. With our integrated in-floor charge chute connection, the operator can easily transfer material from drums or bag-stock into a vessel on a lower level. Various containment configurations are available for this process.

We can also provide an active nitrogen inerting system to maintain less than 8% oxygen during the solids addition process. Ask about our cleanable, nitrogen venturi system for a fully inerted product chute.

If you are need to QS a portion of a drum or bag, we can provide an integrated weighing option.

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Oxygen Concentration in Vessel

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150 kg/minute
Product Transfer Time

Material Transfer Station with In-Floor Charge Chute

The portable Rheo Material Transfer Station features a small footprint that optimizes ergonomics and containment associated with dispensing operations. The integrated Drum Tipper and assortment of interchangeable modules can be configured to achieve containment levels of less than 1 μg/m³. The Material Transfer Station can be configured to dispense and weigh to a wide range of container types (drums, single use bags, pails, etc.) and sizes. The Material Transfer Station allows for integration with process equipment (Comils, Screeners, Crushers, etc.) as well split valve systems (ChargePoint, Buck, EziDock).

The High Containment Material Transfer Station design features a Restricted Access Barrier System (RABS) flexible isolator and a containment module designed to serve an in-floor charge chute.

Rheo - Containment Equipment - Air Filtration Unit

Air Filtration Unit (Supporting Product)

Rheo offers a complete line of portable and stationary Air Filtration Units that provide a local HEPA filtration device to serve Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems. The Rheo Air Filtration Unit is designed to meet the utility requirements of multiple Rheo Ventilation Sleeves; it is also a good fit for any application with similar extraction utility requirements.

Each system is configured to comply with international electrical standards. The GMP compliant design features a small footprint and noise rating of 76 dBa. Safe Change filters and activated carbon filters for VOC’s are also available.

Rheo Air Filtration Units are a cost effective alternative to upgrading house exhaust systems that have become over utilized or where there is a need to prevent the contamination of the house exhaust system ducting.

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