Product News: FTIR Approved for Global Hazardous Use

17 May 2012

Mettler Toledo has announced the availability of the HL version of its reaction analysis instrument ReactIRTM 45P, allowing its use in hazardous environments. Like other ReactIR™ 45P models, ReactIR™ 45P HL allows reaction scale-up to be studied under actual process conditions by eliminating many inherent process transfer difficulties. Now, ReactIR™ 45P HL carries all required safety certification for global use. One unit allows manufacturers working in nearly any hazardous environment around the world to maintain critical factors such as yield, product purity, operator safety and compliance during scale-up of sensitive chemical processes.

All ReactIR™ 45P models use in situ monitoring to study the formation and consumption of starting materials, intermediates and other species in reaction. The same instrument can be used as the process is scaled, eliminating many difficulties that arise when transferring calibration data between analyzers. This saves time, while also giving chemists a unique understanding of the process being scaled, resulting in fewer surprises and easier lab-to-plant process transfer.

ReactIR™ 45P HL carries all safety certifications and labels required for global compliance with safety standards. It is CE compliant to the Electromagnetic Capability (EMC) Directive and Low Voltage Directory (LVD), and meets NFPA 496 and Directive 94/9/EC requirements, allowing its use in both Class 1, Division 1 and Ex hazardous locations. The ReactIR™ 45P GP model is CE, EMC and LVD compliant as well.

ReactIR™ 45P — one-quarter the size of the METTLER TOLEDO MonArc system it replaced — successfully monitors hundreds of reaction classes, including hydrogenations, Grignard reactions, lithiations, halogenations and acid-chloride reactions. The unit’s standard iC software package effortlessly turns reaction data into actionable chemical information. Detailed audit and event logs enhance on-going compliance and its robust feature combination lets manufacturers achieve reaction goals in less time, helping ensure their ability to compete in today’s fast-paced global market.