Portable Pressure Vessels
Pope – pressure vessel manufacturers, offering stainless steel portable pressure vessels for a wide range of uses in laboratories and industry. All are manufactured, certified and permanently stamped according to ASME Section VIII requirements to ensure safety; depending on mode, ratings up to full vacuum to 170 psi at -20 to 300°F are available. Standard sizes range from 1 to 37.4 gallons in 9”, 12” or 18” diameters, and come with an ASME Section VIII UM (Unfired Miniature) stamp. Certain sizes are kept in stock for quick delivery. These have an oval center access port plus 4 NPT type threaded pipe port connections, one of which is fitted with a removable dip tube extending to the bottom allowing pressurized discharge of liquid. Choice of metal is 304 or 316L stainless steel. Each is white pickle passivated for a corrosion resistant, attractive finish.
Many options are available to provide the user with increased functionality of the vessel as delivered. Pope’s applications specialists can assist with selections of pressure gauges, thermometers, pressure relief devices, valves, heaters, wheel and handle set-ups and other items. Further customization includes mixers, level switches and transmitters, pH and other sensors, filters, pumps, heating/cooling jackets, insulation, extra top, side and bottom fittings, special port types, alternate fabrication materials such as Hastelloy and coatings such as Teflon. In addition to ASME, other certifications are available for shipping and for regional requirements such as CE/PED, SELO, NR-13 and others upon request.
A Pope specialty is provision of vessels for high purity, pharmaceutical, food and sanitary use. Special mechanical finishes up to 320 grit and electropolish provide extremely smooth, cleanable and sterilizable finishes with certifiable surfaces to better than 10 Ra*. Threadless sanitary Tri-Clamps are utilized as well as other fittings including ANSI, VCO, VCR, high vacuum and other types.
Process Vessels and Reactor Vessels
Special purpose, custom vessels and systems are offered. Pope’s application specialists can help design a unit which meets the particular needs of the client. Traditional and highly customized stainless steal reactor vessels are offered, as well as fermenters, dispensers, mixing or homogenizing units, hydrogenators, evaporators, distilling boing pots, and other dedicated or general use vessel systems. Sizes range from less than 1-liter to 1000-liters or more. At the heart of these units is Popes own pressurizable Series 600, 700, 800 and 900 Mixers. These are designed for durability, high purity, sanitary and pharmaceutical use, in a compact design. A wide variety of interchangeable motors, impellers, shafts and other components plus custom features and options are available. These mixers are designed together with each process vessel to ensure optimized compatibility and functionality.
A multitude of options and components include baffles, jackets, wheels and carts, homogenizers, sensors of all types, transmitters, pumps, heaters, chillers, load cells, lifts, condensers, automated valves, feeders and addition vessels, samplers and many other components. The client is provided with an integrated fully optimized high quality vessel system meeting and exceeding expectations. Specialties include sanitary and pharmaceutical designs with CIP and SIP capability.
Turnkey Integrated Processing Vessel Systems
When a complete, custom processing system is required by a client, Pope is the preferred vendor to turn to. We are recognized and respected since 1975 for custom lab, pilot plant and processing equipment and helping clients with design and supply of complex equipment for a wide array of applications. This is where the “Solution Driven” capabilities of Pope Scientific are truly demonstrated. These systems often incorporate many items peripheral to a process vessel or reactor, including additional vessels, filter systems, chillers, heaters, pumps, heat exchangers, condensers, load cells, powered lifts, vacuum systems, fractionating columns and other components, as well as recorders, controls or computer/PLC control systems. Skid mounting or portable heavy carts are offered.