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Contact:

Volker Westphal 

Senior Account Manager

Tel.:  49 (69) 797-84530

 westphal.volker@siemens.com

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Occasionally, a process cannot be represented by the simulation model or there are no reliable data for a simulation available. Hence, for the new design, debottlenecking, revamp and troubleshooting of chemical and pharmaceutical production plants, experimental data might be of vital importance.

Experimental studies

A laboratory with numerous strengths

Siemens EC accompanies your process throughout the entire life cycle with laboratory expertise.

The EC lab has 13 fume hoods, seven walk-in fume hoods, ten safety cabinets with HEPA-filters and four autoclave chambers on an area of 880 m² available. Furthermore the following features are on-hand:

  • Distillation area with four columns up to a height of 8 m each

  • A large walk-in fume hood (5 m x 2 m) for mini plant operation and hybrid processes

  • Modularly operated areas for drying, distillation, membrane technology, physical properties measurements, crystallization, chemical reaction engineering and micro reaction engineering

  • Chemical analytics

  • Safety engineering / DTA / dusts

  • Multi-functional area with autoclave chambers, scale-up / pilot plant area with explosion protected stirring test facility, safety cabinets for sample preparation and post processing


Thermophysical properties data
The exact knowledge of the relevant physical properties is the foundation for any reliable process simulation and design of equipment. Physical properties can be retrieved from commercial and in-house data banks as well as from experiments. We give recommendations when measurements are necessary and which methodology is appropriate.

Distillation, vaporization and absorption
We validate process simulations and designs of equipment, investigate the accumulation of by-products in recycle streams and complex systems, connect different process steps or test product qualities.

Chemical reaction engineering
The core business of chemical reaction engineering is the design of equipment, e. g. chemical reactors. A substantial part of this work is the mixing of the reaction partners and thus the design of mixers and stirrers. The type of reactors, the mode of operation and the operation conditions have to be determined as well as chemical kinetics and heats of reaction.

Crystallization
Crystallization allows for separation of components with a high degree of purity. Even enantiomers can be separated in some cases by fractionated crystallization. We monitor crystallization processes online for optimizing operating parameters and for obtaining reproducibly filterable crystals.

Membrane technology
The modular set-up of membrane processes permits a simple adaption to the scale of a given separation problem. Due to their flexibility membrane processes find a wide range of application in process industries.