Servomex to supply gas analyzer system to PTA plant in Portugal

  • April 30, 2009
  • Servomex
  • News
April 30, 2009 – Servomex is to design and supply a complete gas monitoring system for a new Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant being built by Artenius, a subsidiary of chemical company La Seda de Barcelona S.A, at Sines in Portugal.Established as the world leader in PTA gas analysis, having installed monitoring systems for no less than 12 PTA plants worldwide in just five years, Servomex will supply seven SERVOTOUGH SpectraExact (2500) process gas analysers and seven SERVOTOUGH OxyExact (2200) process oxygen analysers as well as manage the design and build of the overall analyser system for the Sines plant. In addition to supplying proven analyser technology, Servomex was chosen by Artenius on the basis of proven expertise in the installation of gas monitoring systems for PTA production. While a typical system at PTA plants brings the process monitoring system together within a single, purpose-built analyser house, Servomex has for this project recommended placing each analyser close to each measurement take-off point. By removing the need for both a bespoke analyser house and associated cabling and piping requirements, the result is an impressive cost saving and the reduction of additional infrastructure.The SpectraExact series of photometric process analysers offers single or dual component measurement to suit virtually any process, combustion or emissions gas analysis application, while the OxyExact utilizes Servomex’s high specification paramagnetic oxygen transducer technology for optimum process and safety control in general and high temperature applications. In combination the SpectraExact and OxyExact will provide a total, accurate and reliable solution for the monitoring of PTA processes at Sines, with both analysers offering a rugged, durable construction that make them ideal for use in challenging PTA production environments worldwide. The agreement, contracted to Servomex through Aker Solutions UK, will cover the supply of analysers, sampling systems, spare parts and service to Sines, which will produce 700,000 tons a year of PTA - a primary material used in the manufacture of PET packaging.“The agreement reached with Servomex will allow us to monitor and control gases as part of our rigorous safety procedures,” said Rafael Español, President of La Seda de Barcelona. “It will also help limit our environmental impact and deliver an important cost reduction in building additional infrastructure for the new Sines plant.”“We enjoy a good relationship with both Artenius and Aker Solutions, so Servomex is delighted to have been chosen not only for our analysers but for our ability to provide a single, total solution for the gas monitoring requirements at Sines,” said Chris Cottrell, Managing Director, Servomex.Servomex Group LtdAs the world expert in gas analysis, Servomex has established itself as the leading provider of reliable, accurate and stable gas measurement solutions to industries across the globe.An acknowledged innovator in gas analysis technologies for more than 50 years, Servomex is the originator of and world leader in paramagnetic sensing technology and has an exceptional reputation in the development of zirconia, photometric and thick film technologies. The result is high-performance, cost-effective gas analysis, delivered through a portfolio of dependable products ranging from portable gas analysers to complex process solutions.Servomex is part of Spectris PLC, a leading supplier of instrumentation and controls to global markets.La Seda de BarcelonaLa Seda de Barcelona is the European leader and third world-wide company in the PET-Packaging sector, with 22 plants of production in 11 European countries and 2,300 employees. Learn More

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