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Tianjin Polycarbonate Complex (Tianjin, China)
The 50-50 joint venture Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical Co. Ltd (SSTPC) requested in 2019 the design and manufacture of several critical ball valves, some of them with the AMPO RCM valve condition monitoring system, with the aim to monitor the valves operation parameters which are really critical on the polycarbonate process.
Tianjin polycarbonate plant was developed by SABIC’s world-class advanced polycarbonate license, which was previously and successfully implemented on Sabic Cartagena plant in Spain. This complex has a production capacity of 260,000 polycarbonate tonnes per year.
AMPO POYAM VALVES produced and successfully delivered for this project diverse highly engineered isolation ball valves with double acting actuators and equipped by the AMPO RCM valve condition monitoring system, which is a predictive maintenance system patented by AMPO. The valves were installed on the most critical production lines of the polycarbonate complex.
This AMPO RCM (Remote Condition Monitoring) system developed by AMPO POYAM VALVES monitors valves’ torque/position and detects possible future failures that may occur in the valves installed at the plant, so that they can prevent unexpected plant shutdowns and increase efficiency. Moreover, the system ensures that the valves are continuously connected, so that AMPO supplies monitoring and analysis of the situation of the valves.