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  • Why is it important to monitor water in the petrochemical industry?

Why is it important to monitor water in the petrochemical industry?

Apr 24 2019 Read 191 Times

As water is used in a variety of processes, water management and adequate quality monitoring is essential for efficient production as well as safe and economic plant operation.

Spill events, or more specifically: contamination of process water by products and vice versa, cause discharges of costly raw materials and final products, it will also raise energy consumption and costs for treatment of purified process water and therefore operators will incur charges and fees for the discharge of highly contaminated waste water.

To prevent product spills as well as to take countermeasures the monitoring systems installed need to deliver results within a few minutes. Thus, laboratory methods are too time consuming. State-of-the-art online analyzers, however, provide results very fast making it possible to buffer contaminated water streams. Fast detection of organic contamination prevents from pollution of downstream water cycles and potential stops in production or even shutdown of the plant.

Reliable online monitoring of organics – generally TOC – not only helps to maintain high product quality, it also ensures safe and cost-effective operation. Monitoring of pure-water or steam-water cycles allows to reuse condensate return and hence, safe costs. Fast and reliable detection of any impurities ensures optimal water management.

With its Quick-series LAR Process Analysers delivers the right analyser for any challenge within petrochemical plants – from the roughest contamination to the highest purity of water. LAR analysers (ex-proof housings available) reliably detect any organic contamination. LAR will be displaying their technology at the upcoming PEFTEC conference and exhibition on stand 6.

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