Thermal Analysis for Chemical Manufacturing

Optima is the ideal partner to assist in the development of your new chemical.

Thermal Analysis – MATERIALS TESTING

As part of our Chemical Manufacturing services, we are committed to preparing for the unexpected and offer thermal analysis services for reaction screening using thermal calorimetry. By utilizing an Advanced Reactive System Screening Tool (ARSST), we can rapidly screen for significant thermal events in a proposed chemical reaction at benchtop scale.

About the ARSST

The ARSST is a low thermal-inertia adiabatic calorimeter that uses small sample sizes to quickly provide basic process safety screening testing. It can provide critical chemical process design data, such as:

  • Adiabatic temperature and pressure rise rates (dT/dt, dP/dt)
  • Total adiabatic temperature rise (ΔTad)
  • Heat of reaction or mixing
  • Onset of decomposition
  • Time-to-maximum-rate (TMR)

The ARSST can operate in different modes such as scalable temperature ramps, isothermal holds, and heat-wait-seek analysis as required.

How Thermal Analysis via ARSST Helps You

The data generated by the ARSST will provide direct correlation to many process upset conditions including:

  • Loss of cooling or agitation
  • Accumulation or mischarge of reactants
  • Contamination of batch
  • Thermally initiated decomposition
  • External heating or fire exposure
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Extensive Capabilities

Areas of Specialization

  • Highly reactive, high energy chemistry
  • Water, heat, air sensitive
  • Pyrophoric
  • Metal handling (Magnesium, Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Zinc)
  • Organometallic reactions
  • Boranes and boronic acids
  • Phosphorus Chemistry
  • Organosilicon chemistry

The Optima Advantage

  • Industrially experienced chemists

  • Process engineering expertise

  • Broad engineering expertise in general

  • Modern laboratories

  • Kilo laboratory

  • Analytical laboratories

  • Pilot Plant