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The difference between stainless steel reactor and glass lined reactor

Whether it is food or chemical, various reactions need to be carried out, and the types of reaction kettles required are also diverse. However, the most commonly used reactors are still stainless steel reactor and glass lined reactor.

Below, we will introduce the differences between the two types of reactors.

stainless steel reactor
  1. Material aspect: The glass lined reactor is made of silicon containing enamel that is baked at high temperature to form a dense enamel on the metal surface; The stainless steel reactors is made of stainless steel.
  2. Acid resistance: The inner lining of the glass lined reaction kettle is made of enamel, which has a relatively stronger acid resistance than that of the stainless steel reactor.
  3. Heat transfer effect: The heat transfer effect of stainless steel reaction vessels is better than that of enamel. Under the same heating or cooling conditions, the heating or cooling of glass lined reaction kettle is slower than that of stainless steel reaction kettle.
  4. Cost: Glass lined reactors are much cheaper in price. Within the same volume, stainless steel reactors are more expensive than enamel reactors, but their weight is lighter than glass lined reactors.
  5. Pressure resistance: Glass lined reaction vessels can withstand low pressure, while stainless steel reaction vessels can withstand high pressure. Therefore, in acidic media with low pressure, glass lined reaction vessels can be used, and stainless steel reaction vessels can be used with pressure.Stainless steel reaction vessels and glass lined reaction vessels each have their own characteristics and advantages. You can choose the suitable reaction kettle equipment for production according to the actual usage needs.

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