There we have a stirred reactor ~5m3 on an operating process facility. It is fully filled with mixture of polymer, monomers and solvent (no vapor space). It has a jacket and internal coils for cooling. We would like to find out real design, thickness and dimensions of jacket and internals (agitator, shaft, coils and so on) to be able to provide a purchase order for another one.
The problem is:
- we have no design drawings of internals (general view only)
- manufacturer is not available
- it is fully welded and have no holes/ports for access
The only ports avalible are inlet/outlet nozzles for process and heat transfer fluids.
What are the options we have? Borescope with a measurement nozzle? Scanning by a powerful source of x-rays? Portable laser or acoustic scanner? Are there any companies specialized in such?