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Catalytic Processing Test Units

Test Units

The University of Cape Town has designed and manufactured catalytic test units for a number of years with a view to improving the operational efficiency of such units. The streamlined professional units are mobile, skid mounted and modular, with mounting brackets securing the various components in the most favourable operating configuration.

The open layout allows for ease of operation and maintenance by the client, with typical utility tap-in points. Single, double or triple reactor tubes can be mounted within the same reactor block for parallel testing. Both manual as well as automated control options are now being offered. Control boxes for manual control can be removed easily for maintenance, whereas the automated control features have the benefit of easier data logging. The modular construction has allowed a level of standardisation and also the rapid interchange of malfunctioning components, with off-the-shelf spares, minimising research downtime.