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Vapor condensers in the pharmaceutical industry are often used with their reactors to capture moisture that is unsafe for the atmosphere. When reactions take place in pharmaceutical batch products and organics are boiled off, the vapor must be condensed to avoid unsafe venting. This condensed vapor can often be repurposed for a future batch of product.
Enerquip’s pharma-grade sanitary shell and tube heat exchangers ensure an efficient condensation process with pharmaceutical batch products. In pharmaceutical vapor condensing, a cooling medium in the shell of the heat exchanger passes over the outer surface of the tubes containing hot process vapors.
As the condensing medium absorbs the heat of the process vapors, the vapors reach their saturation point and condense into a liquid. Non-condensable gases are led away to be further air treated while the condensed vapor is pumped away to be properly disposed of or reused in another batch of product.
Condensers can be designed in several styles to meet the process needs, and footprint available. Reflux condensers can be designed to mount right on to a reactor’s vent flange. Vapors rising up through the tubes of the condenser are cooled by the cold medium in the shell, and the condensate then drips back down into the reactor.