Gas chromatography for plastics industry analysis

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GC8000 process gas chromatograph

Oman plastics industrial complex will take Yokogawa process gas chromatographs for volatile liquid and gas concentration measurements.

Yokogawa has received an order to supply an analyser package for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex, which is being built for Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), a company owned and operated by the Oman government.

The Liwa Plastics Industries Complex is being built in Sohar, on Oman’s northern coast. This package order is for 15 analyser houses and associated analysis systems consisting of process analysers and sampling instruments.

The client is a joint venture between Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV and CTCI Corporation that is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an approximately 800,000 ton per annum naphtha cracker and related utility facilities at this complex. The analysis systems for this steam cracker and its off-site utility facilities will rely on Yokogawa GC8000 process gas chromatographs to separate mixed gases and volatile liquids into their respective components and measure their concentrations.

A total of 75 GC8000 units have been ordered, and this is Yokogawa’s largest single project order to date for this product. Yokogawa Electric Korea will have overall responsibility for analyser house fabrication, system integration and site commissioning services. As both Yokogawa Electric International and Yokogawa Europe Solutions B.V. have extensive experience in constructing analyser houses, Yokogawa Electric International will manage the engineering, delivery and commissioning of these Yokogawa products and Yokogawa Europe Solutions BV will provide project execution support. The analyser houses will be delivered by the third quarter of 2018 and the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex is scheduled to start operation in the first quarter of 2020.

It is believed that Yokogawa won this large order because the customer highly evaluated the company’s advanced knowledge of gas analysers and liquid analysers, expertise in the construction of analyser houses, and track record in supplying gas chromatographs to oil refineries and chemical plants all around the world. In recent years, there is an increasing need to improve product quality in the oil, natural gas, petrochemical and chemical industries by using gas chromatographs for analysing gas components. Backed by this order, Yokogawa will expand sales of its GC8000 and other process analysis products, grow the process analyser system integration business and help customers improve the quality of their products.

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