The pilot plant should be as small as possible and as large as necessary so that as many tests as possible can be run on it in a short time. However, it should be noted that this pilot plant should serve as a blueprint for the subsequent industrial production process.
The PiloTec plant was especially developed for this situation. As a compact pilot plant, it covers a range of 5 to 75 litres with exchangeable containers of different sizes. This means that a large number of tests can be run with small-scale approaches in the first step. In the next step, larger quantities can be produced with a larger container on the same machine, e.g. as product samples.
Small batches are also advantageous in the processing of expensive raw materials or hazardous substances.