Chemical and petrochemical

Chemical and petrochemical

PSC and Its Special Process Packages & Process Engineering Division, Birne Process, are able to provide diverse solutions for the Chemical industry:

  • Control of chemical reaction engineering
  • Process design of unit operations
  • Verification of specific conditions to ensure optimal plant operation
  • Equipment and Packages design
  • creation of layouts and specification

PSC engineering staff find creative and economical ways of using materials and energy.

They use chemistry and engineering to turn raw materials into usable products, such as medicine, petrochemicals and plastics for industry.

They are also deal with waste management and the environmental impact of the industrial installation designed.

Petrochemicals are chemicals which are obtained from petroleum. Petrochemicals are divided depending on their chemical structure:

  • Olefins - in which are included ethylene, propylene and butadiene.
  • Aromatics – which include benzene, toluene, and xylenes. Benzene is a raw material for dyes and synthetic detergents.
  • Synthesis gas - it is a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which is used to make ammonia and methanol.

PSC is able to provide a number of unit operations in Petrochemical applications.

PSC and its division for Special Process Packages & Process Engineering, Birne Process performed a project for the Plant of Biochemical Production in Matrica – Italy, deserves a special mention

For this Plant, PSC provided the Engineering design, assistance in procurement and construction management for the complete plant. 

Two main aspects of the complete work, shall be mentioned in detail, among the others:

Birne Process provided the design for all the process units involved in the production:

  • Reaction (Liquid Phase)
  • Reaction (Gas-Liquid Mix)
  • High Temperature Hydrolysis
  • Thin Film Distillation
  • Distillation
  • Solvent Recovery Units
  • Crystallization
  • Liquid-Liquid Extraction

PSC designed and installed the DCS, the Power Center and the video wall for the complete plant.