instruments have been developed to accuratelly reproduce industrial processes at bench
scale. The most popular are reaction calorimeters that give key information about the
thermal potential of processes carried out according the temperature, stiring, dosing and
pressure programming of the real processes.
Reaction calorimeters are routine instruments in the development phase
of a process in most of the big chemical companies. However, their price and, most
specially, the special skill that is required to the personnel, made them a rare piece in
small and medium industries. Is it possible to estimate the thermal hazard of a chemical
synthesis without this kind of instruments? Perhaps a rought, primary estimation is
possible. HarsNet will try to give a response.