Dow Chemical were able to change a potentially dangerous situation to one with improved safety and control Contacts: Mr Lim Young Mook Organisation: Dow chemical Department: Research OLED Country: South Korea Product: Reactor-Ready Pilot, Huber thermoregulator Case Study No: CS1018 SituationDow previously used 10 litre and 20 litre round bottom flasks which were heavy, hot, dangerous to lift and pour. Also the surface of the flask sometimes got burnt, causing the colour to change. ObjectiveReduce the danger associated with the existing methodology and improve the control of heating the flask contents. Results Improved safety – no handling issues associated with product removal from hot round bottom flasks. Improved control – using a thermoregulator circulator with Reactor-Ready Pilot meant that there was better temperature control, the flask contents did not burn and the colour of the contents remained good. Safe and rapid vessel exchange possible depending on the required volume.