Plant Engineering Thyssenkrupp Uhde Thailand Wins Contract for Esterification Plant
Thyssenkrupp Uhde Thailand has secured an engineering services and proprietary equipment supply contract for an Esterification plant from a major oleo and specialty chemicals producer in Asia. thyssenkrupp Uhde’s advanced batch reactor technology will be used for the project.
Dortmund/Germany – Thyssenkrupp Uhde Thailand has been awarded a contract by a leading oleo and specialty chemicals producer in Asia for engineering services and proprietary equipment supply for an Esterification plant. The plant will employ thyssenkrupp Uhde’s proprietary Jet Reactor technology and is designed for a batch size of 15 m3. Completion is planned within 2022. The main products are medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) used in the food and personal care industry.
thyssenkrupp Uhde’s Jet Reactor is an advanced batch reactor with liquid and gas circulation loops that ensure intimate contact and superior interfacial area between reactants/catalyst (in the gas, liquid or solid state) and stripping agents. This offers significant sustainability, safety, batch time and product quality advantages over stirred reactor technology. The proprietary Jet Reactor can be provided in a fully modularized solution. This means that the complete plant would come in pre-fabricated skids which are delivered to the construction site and then assembled.