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Servomex delivers instrumental oxygen analyser to PTA facility

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Servomex has helped to improved safety at a newly expanded purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility at the Merak plant in Indonesia.

INEOS Aromatics Indonesia has completed US$70 million of upgrades at its facilities in Indonesia, to significantly reduce emissions and increase capacity, which includes the installation of two vent gas analyser systems from Servomex. These were designed in conjunction with INEOS to deliver enhanced safety and control of the oxidation reactor.

Each gas analyser system includes a pressure reduction pre-sample conditioner enclosure and a SERVOTOUGH OxyExact 2200 – a high specification O2 analyser.

Installing the larger oxidation reactor, reconfiguring the reactor’s heat recovery system and revamping the process air compressor train is expected to reduce the site’s CO2 emissions per ton by 15%. The move should also increase site capacity by 15% from 500 000 tpy to 575 000 tpy.

The project was successfully secured and delivered by Project Manager Ernesto Torres and Design Engineering Lead Cole Harbour.

Shelley Moore, Global Head of Systems at Servomex, said: “Our highly-valued team members of the Systems Engineering group based at Texas ensured the highest quality design and build of the systems and completed the project ahead of schedule to the delight of our customer.

“With the continued international strategic approach to winning and executing projects, Servomex is on track to continue satisfying customers and achieving our company goals.”

INEOS Aromatics Indonesia President Director, Frank Yang, added: “This new, multi-million dollar investment shows our commitment to its future growth.

“Installing the larger oxidation reactor supports INEOS’s commitment to producing essential products while reducing emissions to net-zero by 2050.”

The Merak plant has played an important part in the growth of the Indonesian polyester industry. It became part of INEOS as part of its US$5 billion acquisition of the BP Petrochemicals business in January 2021.

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