Design of a Facility to Implement a Low Cost Process for Production of NHC
Final technical rept. 16 Nov 1976-31 Oct 1977
CALLERY CHEMICAL CO PITTSBURGH PA
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This report and its referenced documentation provide the detailed engineering design of a facility for the production of 30,000 lbsyr of n-hexyl carborane NHC. The design criteria and design basis incorporate bench scale and small scale production data and experience to provide a safe, low cost process for conversion of diborane to decaborane by a unique continuous pyrolysis process. Decaborane is subsequently converted to NHC by batch solution processing. Process description, process flow diagrams and engineering flow diagrams fully describe the production facility. Process hazards are discussed and process safety features described. Principal hazards are borane toxicity and fire hazard of flammable materials and solvents. Design implementation is outlined with identification of equipment and support facilities for process demonstration, demonstration and support of low rate production and ultimate expansion to full scale design capacity. Detailed engineering drawings, specifications, calculations and other design documents are listed. Listed documents are maintained for record and for retrieval and usage by interested parties.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
- Organic Chemistry