Rap Tronic

Raptronic Process Engineering – From concept to commissioning of a new line of additives

RAP Team 30/09/2021

Recently, one of our customers asked us to develop and implement a new line of additives for the chemical industry, starting from the concept phase and the execution of the equipment to its commissioning.

In addition to developing a complex technical solution for a product still in the research phase, the challenge we encountered was to install the equipment inside the factory, without affecting the production capacity.

After analyzing the situation, a risk management plan was developed with possible solutions in the event of their effects. Although the start came with a number of challenges related to the development of new products, due to the experience and technical knowledge of the project team, but also due to structured communication, risk management was done easily.

The purpose of our team was to unload and position the equipment and make the pipe connections between the equipment and to the existing production line. The main equipment consisted of four 65 m3 silos, three 30 m3 reactors, manual unloading stations, two Big Bag unloading stations, a 300kW chiller, a baling system, a 120 kW heating system and 316L stainless steel pipe routes of approximately 1400 m.

The project was based on an extremely flexible timing, in the context of an extremely dynamic global situation. The installation of the equipment was done in two stages: First, the four silos were installed and their connection to the existing system was made, and then, the new line of additives and the new ingredient handling system were installed.

The flexibility and reaction time of the project team, to frequent changes to the project, contributed to its success. The project was completed on time, in conditions of maximum security and quality, so that the project team was congratulated both by the client and by the collaborators involved.