Süd Chemie AG (now Clariant), the globally active and innovative speciality chemicals company, comprehensively modernised one of its most important catalyst production facilities.
The high degree of automation not only increased the production capacity from three batches to eight, but also achieved higher reproducibility in product quality.
The plant includes one unloading station for trucks, and one for railway tank cars. There are six storage tanks for raw materials, from which they are supplied to the production plants downstream via the pump room. The management of transport routes and tank usage is now fully automated. The manufacturing process is batch-specific and extends over several sub-systems with continuous and discontinuous processes.
An auxiliary control room has been set up in addition to the central control room to keep distances short in the expanded plant and provide the operator with a quick and convenient overview of the facility.
1 railway car unloading station, 1 set of storage tanks
for liquid and solid materials, 2 preparation and mixing tanks
4 precipitation tanks incl. pumping stations, 2 filter presses
1 rotary kiln, 1 bag feeding and dosing station
8 pelletisers, 1 waste water treatment plant
120 valves, 60 pumps, 90 measuring instruments, 1 central control room, 2 decentralised control rooms
Automation and process control technology
Elektro Kreutzpointner GmbH
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