In­dus­trial In­ter­net of Things – IIOT – is gain­ing more and more im­por­tance for our cus­tomers through­out the world, ob­serves Chris­tine Rein­er­mann, se­nior sales man­ager and prod­uct spe­cial­ist, chem­i­cal and in­dus­trial at An­dritz Sep­a­ra­tion

Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East - - ME-TECH PREVIEW -

Why are you par­tic­i­pat­ing in ME-TECH 2019? ME-TECH cov­ers pretty much the whole Mid­dle East re­gion for petro­chem­i­cal down­stream tech­nol­ogy and at­tracts an im­pres­sive num­ber of prospects for our so­lu­tions and ex­perts in that field. The con­fer­ence al­lows us to present our tech­nolo­gies in solid/liq­uid sep­a­ra­tion and ther­mal dry­ing, and is the ideal plat­form to con­nect with the im­por­tant de­ci­sion­mak­ers in the Mid­dle East.

What prod­ucts and ser­vices are you look­ing to show­case at the event? What are some of the key points that are go­ing to be high­lighted?

An­dritz Sep­a­ra­tion will present a petro­chem­i­cal stream from PX to PTA that in­cludes cen­trifuges and fil­ters of dif­fer­ent types. We will show how our sep­a­ra­tion so­lu­tions en­able cus­tomers to ben­e­fit from our ex­ten­sive ref­er­ences and ex­pe­ri­ence and from ob­tain­ing every­thing from a sin­gle source.

What are some of the key trends in down­stream tech­nol­ogy that you think the in­dus­try should be pay­ing more at­ten­tion to? And, why?

One of the key trends is that plants gain more and more ca­pac­ity, which is also re­flected in an in­crease of ca­pac­ity for sin­gle ma­chines. An­other is­sue that is not new, but no less rel­e­vant, is en­ergy sav­ings in ad­di­tion to water sav­ings dur­ing op­er­a­tions. Here, we are see­ing an in­creas­ing de­mand for sep­a­ra­tion so­lu­tions in the field of zero liq­uid dis­charge.

What­ever in­dus­try man­u­fac­tur­ers are in – all in­dus­tries nowa­days are fac­ing a new chal­lenge with the Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion based on the use of cy­ber-phys­i­cal sys­tems – they are in­ter­ested in dig­i­tal so­lu­tions to make life eas­ier.

In or­der to take this into ac­count, An­dritz Sep­a­ra­tion of­fers Metris ad­diq con­trol sys­tems that com­bine all our ex­ten­sive op­er­a­tion, trou­bleshoot­ing, and start-up ex­pe­ri­ence in a tai­lored au­to­ma­tion solution. It is a mod­u­lar, Plc-based sys­tem that max­imises ma­chine per­for­mance – from pre­dic­tive main­te­nance so­lu­tions, to process mon­i­tor­ing and trou­bleshoot­ing, to longterm trending.

Do you have any pre­dic­tions for the re­fin­ing and petro­chem­i­cal sec­tors in the Mid­dle East in 2019-2020?

Project plan­ning is go­ing ahead and, for ex­am­ple, a huge chem­i­cal com­plex is to be built in Saudi Ara­bia. In the Mid­dle East re­gion alone, we an­tic­i­pate strong growth for cen­trifuges, fil­ters and other solid/liq­uid sep­a­ra­tion equip­ment in the petro­chem­i­cal sec­tor. This un­der­lines the im­por­tance of An­dritz Sep­a­ra­tion be­ing present in this par­tic­u­lar re­gional mar­ket.

The lat­est gen­er­a­tion of An­dritz Sep­a­ra­tion de­canter cen­trifuges is a mod­u­lar de­canter se­ries that can be per­fectly fit­ted to a va­ri­ety of chem­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions.

Chris­tine Rein­er­mann.

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