Fluid Bed Reactors and Fluid Bed Reactor Turnkey Systems

Cost Effective and Efficient Solutions for Reactions with Solids

65 Square Foot Continuous Fluid Bed
65 Square Foot Continuous Fluid Bed

At Applied Chemical Technology (ACT), we design and fabricate fluid bed reactors for many industries including petroleum, chemicals, polymer, biomass, and coal. Our fluid beds and fluid bed systems may be standard or custom designed for your process. Using our in-house bench scale and pilot scale fluid bed systems, we can quickly and efficiently test the conditions for your batch or continuous process and scale-up to the equipment needed for production.

Our fluid bed reactors can also be designed as multi-function units. Through the use of zones in your fluid bed reactor, we can cool, impregnate, coat, granulate, blend, and more.

Materials of Construction: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, or Specialty Alloys
Sizes: ¼ ft2 to 1000 ft2
Capacities: 4 lbs/hr to 50 tons/hr
Heat Sources Include: Burners, Steam Coils, Hot Oil Systems

Materials Reacted in a Fluid Bed Reactor

  • Catalysts
  • Polymers - rubber, vinyl chloride, polyethylene, styrenes, polypropylene, and more
  • Biomass - Wood Chips, Energy Crops, and Other Materials
  • Coal Gasification
  • Water and Waste Water

ACT Fluid Bed Expertise Since 1981

At Applied Chemical Technology (ACT), we build industrial equipment with the highest quality standards. Our equipment is designed and fabricated by our team of engineers, designers, and craftsmen with experience in fluid bed applications and equipment design since 1981. Based on our understanding of fluid bed principles, we can size the correct piece of equipment for your process. We also have pilot plant facilities and equipment to test your continuous fluid bed process operating parameters. For clients interested in a complete fluid bed system, ACT has the expertise to design and fabricate the system for your processing requirements. We can include heat exchangers, air handling systems, feed systems, product handling, and more.

What are the Benefits of Reacting in a Fluidized Bed?

Pilot Scale Fluid Bed System
Pilot Scale Fluid Bed System

In a fluid bed reactor, the material is suspended and mixed by the gas or liquid used to fluidize the material. This maximizes contact between the material and the fluid providing contact for reaction as well as heat transfer efficiency. The turbulent mixing in the fluid bed ensures that material is reacted uniformly and prevents the formation of hot spots.

  • Efficient Heat Transfer/Cooling
  • Uniform Heat Transfer
  • Gentle Handling of Product - Lower Attrition
  • Optimum Contact Between Solid and Fluid Reactants
  • Lower Reaction Temperatures
  • Control of Reaction Atmosphere
  • Uniform Product Quality
  • Low Maintenance - no moving parts
  • Small Footprint
  • Low Capital Costs