Special Purpose Pressure Vessels,
Reactors and Autoclaves

Supporting Industry and Research

Reactor Vessels


KW Designed Solutions Reactor Vessels are used in laboratories, universities and research facilities worldwide.  The term reactor is used for pressure vessels designed to contain a chemical or physical reaction, the most notable type being Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV’s) that form part of nuclear reactors.  In other applications, smaller reactor vessels are used to safely contain any pressure or temperature change while investigating the effects of a chemical reaction on a material or component. 

KW Designed Solutions Reactor Vessels are supplied with internal diameters of 30mm to 200mm, volumes between 1 litre to 500 litre, with operating pressure of up to 200 bar (3,000 psi) and temperatures up to 600°C.

KW Designed Solutions Reactor Vessels are generally manufactured from Type 316 stainless steel but can be made from other exotic alloys such as Hastelloy or Titanium.  Due to the extreme operating conditions and corrosive environments present in many test set-ups, it is very important that the material of construction is specifically chosen to ensure the Reactor can operate with minimal or no effects of corrosion throughout the duration of the test.

Our Reactor Vessels can be used in non-stirred applications, but generally require the additional functionality of a stirrer to agitate the internal media and test samples for the duration of testing.  Smaller bench top Reactor Vessels may be used with stirrer hot plates whereas larger Reactor Vessels can be designed with more efficient jacket type heating systems and Glandless Magnetic Drive Agitators.

KW Designed Solutions offers a flexible approach to the design process which allows us to incorporate any of the features required by our customers for their Reactor Vessel(s).  Where other supplier’s standard equipment does not quite meet the operating criteria or may need modification at additional cost, we can design to customers exact specifications, incorporating all the features and functionality required whilst minimising costs and lead time. 

Reactor Vessels


Operational and features

  • Heating Systems – Integral heating jackets and hot plates
  • Agitation – Magnetic Bar Stirring or Glandless Magnetic Drive Agitators
  • Gas / liquid sampling
  • Pressure and temperature monitoring and control
  • Mass flow monitoring and control

Associated Testing types

  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Material Analysis
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis studies
  • Hydrogenation reactions
  • Carbonylations
  • Parallel synthesis
Project Examples

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Chorley, Lancashire PR6 7DE. United Kingdom.

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