Süd Chemie AG (now Clariant), the globally active and innovative speciality chemicals company, upgraded its aluminium oxide processing plant to state-of-the-art technology. We provided the EI&C planning and installation, as well as the automation and control technology and switchgear construction.
The outdated control technology has been replaced by a modern PCS7 process control system. For technical production reasons, the system migration was planned in three phases.
Phase I involved first implementing the new control system, and the redesign of one of five sub-systems. This was accompanied by renovation and extension works on the electrical infrastructure, including the electrical supply, UPS system and data network. Phase II involved expanding the plant with a new ball mill. Finally, phase III consisted of the switch over of the remaining sub-systems from the press house and slurry handling system, with more than three times the number of measuring points, as a separate project.
The main focus of the planning and upgrade phases was on maintaining production 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A preliminary inventory of the entire electrical engineering infrastructure established the necessary solid foundation for the detailed engineering. Working to detailed time and activity schedules, a skilled team of engineers and specialist EI&C fitters implemented the short upgrade phases to the highest satisfaction of the production management.
Automation and process control technology
Elektro Kreutzpointner GmbH
Burgkirchener Str. 3
Tel.: +49 8677 8703-270