January 11, 2018
When petrochemical company SIBUR-Neftekhim faced a major turnaround of a compressed air installation, Atlas Copco Rental jumped in with a solution that kept SIBUR’s production up and running. A successful project, which SIBUR now considers as the “best practice” when it comes to production efficiency.
SIBUR is Russia’s largest gas processing and petrochemical company, producing plastics, rubbers and polymers. One of SIBUR’s branches, SIBUR-Neftekhim, conducted a turnaround in its department producing ethylene and glycols oxide, vital for the production of polymers.
During the catalyst reset, SIBUR required dry, oil-free compressed air for the bead-blasting treatment of the ethylene oxide synthesis reactors. Atlas Copco Rental proposed an installation of two oil-free, electric-driven compressors (type PTE 1500) and two desiccant air dryers (CD 47 and CD 780) to handle the job.
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopcogroup.com. Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area. It serves customers in all industry segments around the world with temporary air, power, flow, steam and nitrogen rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Belgium.