WHAT IS A REACTOR?
The process industry is built on process units. At the heart of the process is the reactor, a vessel in which a chemical or physical reaction takes place. There are several types of reactors, and over 80% are either a CSTR (continuous stirred-tank reactor) or a PFR (Plug flow reactor).
The reactor is connected to a variety of sensors and each sensor monitors one specific aspect of the reactor’s behavior. The entire process is controlled from the control room, according to the process recipe coded in the control systems.