I D
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More
Chemical EngineeringChemenator Briefs
Cellulosic ethanol Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) has produced the…
TECHNICAL & PRACTICALTOWER DOCTORFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSSOLIDS PROCESSINGEQUIPMENT & SERVICESAPPLIED TECHNOLOGIESFOCUS
Focus on Pumps
Track pump operation with this monitoring system This company has…
SHOW PREVIEWS

Comment PDF Processing & Handling

Batch Processing: Staying Alive

By Joy LePree |

As it is with all chemical processors, the current economic climate is forcing batch processors to produce more saleable product at a better profit margin from the same assets. Increasing flexibility, reliability and visibility while decreasing batch cycle times via integrated automation systems can help increase throughput and the chance of survival. Staying afloat Figure 1.  Many batch automation vendors are enabling batch functionality at the controller level Honeywell Undoubtedly it’s difficult to get more product from a process, especially in the wake of staff reductions and facility shutdowns. However it is possible to improve batches in an effort to ensure longevity even during an economic crisis. To do so, experts recommend the following: Increase reliability. Since the product from many batch processes is immensely valuable and any loss of a batch due to failure will result in a large financial setback, ensuring reliability is especially important during the current economic downturn Reduce batch cycle time. Like other chemical processors, batch processors need to get more from less. Getting a batch cycle down from 12 h to 11 h and 45 min translates into additional revenue from the same assets,…
Related Content
Achema 2022 Show Preview
Achema (www.achema.de), the global forum for the chemical engineering and process industries presented by Dechema e.V. (www.dechema.de), is taking place…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
GMP In The Cosmetic Industry
Solve turbomachinery problems: Miba Tilting Pad Bearings
Six Steps to Designing a Storage Vessel That Really Works
SICK Solutions for Cleaner Industries - Powerful Transitions
Gain a Digital Line of Sight Across the Whole Lifecycle of the Plant with a Digital Twin

View More