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Trends and Topics
What are the current trends in the chemical industry? What drives the industry? What challenges are plant operators facing? We regularly provide insight into current topics.
The chemical industry is growing. By 2035, the market is expected to reach around 5.6 billion euros, more than double what it is today. Shorter product lifecycles, difficult access to raw materials, and high customer demands pose tremendous challenges for chemical companies.
Decisive factors driving the chemical industry include more efficient processes for commissioning plants more quickly, high productivity, availability and security over long plant lifecycles, and flexible production management. To optimally prepare you to meet these challenges, we offer a wide range of products and solutions all along the value chain. Thanks to digitalization, we can take into account measures during the planning phase already that are relevance for the commissioning, operation and possibly even future modernizations. This creates investment security and reduces the total cost of ownership.
“We support chemical corporations in achieving more effective, cost-efficient, and sustainable operations with integrated Main Automation Vendor (MAV) and lifecycle management concepts.”
Miguel-Angel Fernandez, Head of Vertical Chemicals, Siemens AG.
Whether for the implementation of our systems in new plants or for the migration in current operations: Our solutions and services enable more efficient and more intelligent production throughout the world. In our references, you can learn about our comprehensive industry expertise and customized solutions.
A joint venture between the Brazilian thermoplastic producer Braskem and the Mexican petrochemical company Grupo Idesa
Construction of a petrochemical complex with an annual capacity to produce 1.05 million tons of polyethylene
Siemens coordinated the numerous EPCs and provided lots of plants sections such as high voltage substation, MV/LV switchgears, drive technologies as well as water and wastewater treatment
The Solvay/Butachimie chemical factory in Chalampé, France, is one of the world’s largest facilities specializing in the manufacture of polyamide 6.6 and its intermediary products.
Investments in future-proofing their facilities resulted in the changeover of all production facilities to SIMATIC PCS 7.
To simplify the migration and further optimization, the real plants were tested before their actual commissioning – as a sort of “virtual twin” – using SIMIT simulation software.
Through the use of Comos engineering software with the Walkinsinde virtual-reality platform, the efficiency of a new crushed-coal pressurized gasification reactor increased by 20%.
The Simit simulation system helped reduce configuration time by one-fourth.
The Simatic PCS 7 process control system and XHQ operation intelligent software support safe operation of the plant and systems.
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Maximum safety, efficiency, and productivity are essential for the profitable operation of chemical plants. We can help you reach these goals in the global marketplace. As a reliable partner for the chemical industry, we make your goals our own.