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GE Water & Process Technologies recognises INEOS

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GE Water & Process Technologies has awarded INEOS its Ecomagination Leadership and Return on Environment (ROE) awards to recognise the petrochemical manufacturer for its reductions in water usage and associated costs savings on its KG ethylene plant at its petrochemical complex in Grangemouth, Scotland.

Faced with a water cooling system that was limited to four cycles due to calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate scaling, the KG plant team collaborated with GE Water & Process Technologies to address these issues and increase the cycles of their cooling water.

By implementing a solution, INEOS would have the ability to potentially increase the water cycles in the cooling tower system to eight cycles, which would conserve approximately 100 million gal./yr of water and deliver significant savings.

GE’s InSight APM system and service reliability center allowed for continuous monitoring of key water parameters between service visits, which ensured that any issues that could increase the scaling due to increased cycles were addressed quickly and efficiently.

“Effective cooling water system operation is critical to reducing water usage and operating costs at petrochemical plants. By applying data analytics to online information from the plant’s cooling system, we can continuously optimise our chemical treatment solution and help INEOS reach its business and environmental goals,” said Amy Ericson, global leader, chemical and monitoring solutions at GE Water & Process Technologies. “INEOS’ petrochemical plant in Grangemouth, Scotland, is a great example of how monitoring solutions can achieve desired results for our customers. INEOS is deserving of both the Ecomagination Leadership and ROE awards for its many environmental successes.”

The GE Water & Process Technologies Ecomagination Leadership award recognises the achievements of industrial users for striking a positive balance between today's economic, industrial and sustainability challenges. It is given to the top customers in environmental and economic performance. The business’ prestigious ROE award honors significant environmental (water, energy, resource) accomplishments.

INEOS’ Grangemouth petrochemical plant makes around 1 million tpy product, including synthetic ethanol, ethylene, propylene and polymers (polyethylene and polypropylene).

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