Customer Case Studies

Equilibar Client Case Studies

 

Research and Development

Alternating Feeds to a Research Reactor – Oak Ridge National Labs

This whitepaper describes a clever way of using the Equilibar back pressure regulator to maintain precise reactor flow control while switching a 4-way valve between two fuel sources.
Read about the low pressure control application here.

 bio pharma research

PTFE back pressure regulator used in continuous pharmaceutical research at MIT

This whitepaper describes how aqueous and organic fluids were separated across a delicate membrane as part of research for the MIT-Novartis Center for Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
Read how our back pressure regulator controlled membrane pressure here.

 bio fuel research

BioGas Generator uses Equilibar to improve engine control

The Gloversville-Johnstown Waste Water Treatment Plant in New York generates methane from anaerobic digestion of organic mater. This biogas powers 350kW gas powered generators.
Read how Equilibar pressure regulators help control the engine’s low pressure flow requirement.

 

 corrosive-chemicals

Hastelloy C4 Regulator Used In Hydrofluoric Acid Research

Thermodynamic studies of hydrofluoric and sulfuric acid require some of the highest corrosion resistance of any application on the planet.
Read whitepaper detailing how the Equilibar Zero Flow back pressure regulator met this challenging requirement. 

 two-phase-flow

Berlin customer successfully uses Equilibar for two-phase flow in high pressure reactor

Whitepaper details how Integrated Lab Solutions, Gmbh used Equilibar regulators to control multi-phase fluids in catalysis research systems.
Read how high pressure reactor controlled at 300 bar

 bio fuel research

Equilibar improves Fischer-Tropsch Fuels Research at Auburn University

An extra wide flow range provided improved precision in catalyst reactor study.
Read whitepaper here.

 carbon dioxide research

Carbon Geo-Sequestration Research: Equilibar used in Supercritical CO2 Application

Research at the Australian National University in Canberra aims to find better ways store carbon dioxide in granular rock structures.
Read white paper to learn how our backpressure valve controlled sample pressure under demanding conditions.

 carbon dioxide research

Supercritical CO2 Research at University in the UK

Loughborough University in Leicestershire used the Equilibar back pressure controller to replace a metering valve in 80 bar carbon dioxide service.
Read whitepaper.

 Fuel Cell research

Hydrogen Fuel Cell testing improved with Equilibar back pressure regulator

Researchers at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic are working to develop improved environmental catalysts. The Proportion-Air electronic pressure regulator was used with the Equilibar back pressure regulator to control fuel cell pressure.
Read whitepaper here. 

Research and Development

Pulsation problem addressed by use of Equilibar back pressure valve

Whitepaper describes how Berlin-based Integrated Lab Solutions reduced pulsations from an HPLC pump in a liquid dosing application.
Read how the Equilibar back-pressure regulator was used to reduce pump pulsations.

 

 chemical plant

Chemical Dosing at Municipal Water Treatment Plant Improved by Equilibar BPR

Whitepaper describes how flow control valve limitations were addressed in a sodium hypochlorite dosing system for the City of Tempe, Arizona.
Read how a CPVC back pressure regulator stablized flow control.

Research and Development

Equilibar BPR featured in scientific paper on membrane fouling

The Department of Chemical Engineering at UT Austin studied ways to reduce membrane fouling in industrial purification systems. The Equilibar back pressure regulating valve was used in conjunction with the Proportion-Air electronic pressure controller to provide automated pressure control.
Read whitepaper describing automated pressure control.

carbon dioxide research

Equilibar back pressure regulator used in carbon sequestration research at the University of Sydney

Whitepaper describing carbon sequestration research using a research reactor with supercritical CO2 and liquid reactants dosed with an HPLC pump.
Read how the Equilibar Research Series BPR stabilized reactor outlet pressure.

 

Research and Development

Carbonated Water Flooding for Advanced Oil Recovery Research – Technical University of Delft

Whitepaper described Reservoir Core Analysis work done using Carbonated Water Flooding technique.
Read how the Equilibar ULF BPR was used to handle phase change fluid application.

 

Research and Development

Stable pressure control for Gas Chromatography column used in plasticizer research

Whitepaper describes the research conducted by the University of Stuttgart (Germany) find improved catalysts for the production of phthalic anhydride plasticizers.
Read how the Equilibar backpressure valve stabilized the GC column under high temperatures and low flow conditions.

 

carbon dioxide research

Control In Supercritical Water Oxidation Systems Using An Equilibar Back Pressure Regulator

Researchers at Duke University and University of Missouri use an Equilibar back pressure regulator in both a laboratory and pilot scale system. The research is focused on developing a Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) system for use in the treatment of waste water.
Read how the Equilibar backpressure valve helped in the development of the SCWO system and allowed for continuous operation.

Research and Development

Equilibar Unit Used in Reverse Osmosis Membrane Fouling Research

Researchers at MIT implemented an Equilibar Back Pressure Regulator to control pressure on a membrane use in reverse osmosis fouling research.
Read how an Equilibar backpressure regulator eliminated noise in fouling data and allowed for increased testing efficiency.