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High pressure supercritical view cells

Supercritical view cell

A tube closed by two lids offers complete view of the whole cell.

These cells are ideal for the inspection of whole cell. This also allows for the introduction of large parts into the cell and equipping the cell with range of instrumentation

  • They are particularly suited for :
    • Multiphase behaviour visualization + sampling
    • Visualization of solubilisation processes in the mixture during long processes, which require efficient mixing (mixer option)
    • Atomisation and spray visualization (e.g. for SAS)
    • Solubilization study (Enhancement Oil Recovery, EOR)
Sapphire Description
SC 350 Pressure 350 bar at 150°C
Internal diameter 1/2" (volume : 15mL) or 1" (volume : 55mL).
SC 700 Pressure 700 bar at 150°C.
Internal diameter 1/2" (volume : 15mL) or 1" (volume : 55mL).

Option :

Supercritical view cell mixer agitator
Component Description
Jacket Double jacket for heating the sapphire up to 100°C.
Heating bath Heating bath for supplying hot fluid in the jacket.
Nozzle Nozzle connector on the top lid.
PTFE magnet PTFE magnet rod mixer supplied with flat bottom lid for easy rotation and the rotating magnet plate.
Mixer Variable speed mixer in the cell for viscous solutions observation or solid dissolution (available only for 1")
Sampling Sampling loop devices with valve system and precise volume sampling at the top or at the bottom
Oven Positioning of the cell in an oven heated up to 250°C. The oven has a window for observation.
Security Polycarbonate jacket to enhance security of the cell, in case of breakage.

Pump option :

Component Description
Syringe Manual syringe pump with capstan and jacket mounted on a rig with pressure gauge and all valves for turnkey installation to fill the cell with liquid CO2 (or any liquefied gas).
HPLC HPLC pump to introduce liquid under pressure to 400 bar.

Other type of pumps or gas introduction system upon request.

Supercritical view cell pump

Materials option :

Component Description
Cell body Possibility to make the cell body in different materials (Alloy, Hastelloy, Inconel ...).
Jacket Construction of the jacket in glass for operation up to 150°C.

Other option :

Component Description
Software Software for pressure and temperature regulation and image acquisition.
Equilibrium cell we also supply equilibrium cells, in a stainles steel body with sapphire windows.