Omnical Reaction Calorimeter Technology
The use of reaction calorimetry in process development is a very fast and easy way to fully understand the reactions which are conducted as part of a chemical process.
Omnical calorimeters are small scale devices designed to examine reactions for process development, optimization and safety.
Thermal Conductivity Issues (thermal lag):
Omnical systems are unique in that they do not suffer from thermal lag (isothermal ) and thermal damping (adiabatic) effects from sample containers - our systems determine the thermogenesis or true thermograms of reactions and thus provides scalable kinetics and thermodynamics for reaction process development and energetic material instability evaluation.
This in turn enables process chemists to screen reactions early on with only grams of materials,
while quickly mapping out process pathways, and identify non-scalable factors leading to a much faster and cost-effective development process. Only our heat-flows and heats are directly scalable.
Heat-flow microcalorimetry is a proven technology for use in process safety assessments and can measure a broad spectrum of thermochemical effects from battery self-discharge, drug shelf-life stability, ligand-binding, surface-wetting, hydrogenation, polymerization, and runaway thermal explosions.
What sets our system apart from other microcalorimeters for process safety
is our ability to screen and determine process safety parameters very early in process development. The reaction scale is small enough (15ml) that chemists can do many quick screens of reactions to get a good idea of the different reaction conditions prior to scaling up to liter scale reactions yet small enough to conserve novel materials.