Iplom enhances catalyst life, process safety and efficiency
Temperature profile monitoring of the catalyst bed
Given the inevitable price volatility of its product, Iplom searched for ways to increase both process efficiency and product quality to strengthen its position within the highly competitive oil & gas market. A focus on plant safety was, as always, a given.
Iplom tested the iTHERM MultiSens Flex TMS02 with the new multipoint cable sensor (iTHERM ProfileSens) in substitution of a traditional system and are very pleased with the devices' performance, as well as the services provided.
The solution from Endress+Hauser is a true gain in terms of safety and yield.
To ensure safe and efficient chemical reaction control, operators depend on critical insights and data from the process as well as state-of-the-art instruments that provide additional safety barriers against extreme process conditions. Iplom thus set the following targets:
Optimize process monitoring and control, reduce hotspots
Gain meaningful data for future improvements
Increase catalyst life
Increase product quality
Further increase plant safety
Our MultiSens Flex multipoint thermometer offered a robust, single-nozzle, multi-sensor solution by monitoring the temperature profile of the catalyst bed in a 3D layout. The device's on-board diagnostic chamber adds a vital process containment layer. The multipoint assembly was installed on the level 4 catalyst bed of the diesel oil reactor to monitor the temperature at two different heights. It now enables Iplom to establish a precise temperature profile.