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Giving you the confidence by experiments in our R&D-center

Chemical products are part of modern life. R&D is a constant companion of an industry which has to balance the power of innovation with health, safety and environmental aspects. Testing out new ideas is expensive and can be risky. Existing processes may be out of date.

At MAN Energy Solutions, we are specialized in designing reactors, optimized for your requirements, making the process as safe, efficient and OPEX-friendly as it can be.

Best performance for your optimized chemical processes

If you are in the chemical industry, several things will occupy your mind: Keeping your employees and the environment safe regardless of the potential toxicity or high flammability of your products. You’re keeping an eye on your bottom line, your operating expenses, and your capital expenditures. You want to become or remain a market leader based on innovation driven by R&D. You'll also want to stay agile enough, ready to scale up or pivot whenever necessary. At MAN Energy Solutions, we combine decades of experience in designing reactors and apparatus for the chemical industry with our own pilot plants. This gives you the opportunity to overhaul your existing operations or go for entirely new products knowing you are working together with engineers who are recognized leaders in their field.

Leave for new shores from a safe harbor

One-tube pilot reactors in our own research center give you the confidence you need to go for innovation. Whether your process conditions require molten salt, gas, boiling/pressurized water or thermal fluid, we have the technology you need.

Upscaling: From small beginnings to major undertakings

Our customers come to us with new ideas. They know we have the expertise and technology to take them to fruition. Together we design a scalable technological solution to produce competitively for the global chemicals market. Whether you operate production units or are a supplier to the industry, together with us you can go for innovation.

    We advise on the type of reactor best suited to your plans and build a one-tube pilot reactor customized to whichever extent required. We ensure high process control with our proprietary temperature control and heat removal technology. Our design for your processes is proven to be safe and is avoiding waste, knowing that a high yield is a key performance indicator of your operations. We can easily scale up, allowing you the flexibility to go with, or even shape, the market.

    Our special areas of expertise include:

    1. Tailor-made process development at a pilot plant facility for clients and cooperation partners
    2. Techno-economic analysis (experimental and simulation)
    3. Power-to-X, LOHC
    4. Molten Salt Technology
    5. Qualification and validation of catalysts


    Pilot plant studies

    People working on the pilot plant studyAs a world leader in chemical and petrochemical reactor technology, we operate an R&D department as an integral part of our technical expertise. At the laboratory and technical center, we are able to design pilot plants for catalytic gas processes in molten salt-operated reactors, tailor-made to your needs. The reactors are made of any required material, feature a tube length of up to 6000 mm with one or multiple zones. All our pilot plants are inspected on the basis of a HAZOP study and checked by a notified body before operation. We can also test a variety of catalysts as a service, in cooperation with partners or for own processes such as the CO2 methanation process (SNG). If you would like, our pilot plants can be installed and operated at your site.

    Chemical reactors

    chemical process optimizationAll our top-quality reactors can be made from special high-grade materials if the process demands it. They have little downtime, have guaranteed spare parts for their long lifetime and reduce your Capex and Opex. We also conduct feasibility and safety studies, carry out revamps or supply start-up services for our reactors systems among other things.

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    chemical reactors installed globally
    test benches running in parallel at the MAN Energy Solutions technology lab

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    Are you in the chemical process industry? Could your business benefit from a fresh perspective from the outside?

    Make use of our pilot plant service to minimize your risk. See how our reactors can be tailor-made to your needs.

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