Substances are produced in large quantities in the chemical industry. Consequently, heavy demands are placed on the efficiency of the equipment used.
In addition, many different processes are carried out in this sector, with unique and constantly changing mixing requirements. Emulsions and suspensions are often produced and reliable and efficient dispersing machines are therefore needed.
One of the most demanding tasks that have to be solved in the chemical industry is the powder input. The dust and clump-free mixing of liquids and powders or granules presents a particular challenge to the mixing technology.
Typical Applications for the Chemical Industry
- Car care products
- Battery constituents
- Bitumen emulsions
- Explosive products
- Resin emulsions
- Semiconductor coating
- Ceramic compounds
- Capacitor/Condensor constituents
- Paints and laquers
- Polishing pastes
- Cleaning agents
- Shoe cream
- Silicone emulsions
- Filling and jointing compounds
Details of Chemical Production
The process engineering for the chemical industry must be designed for the execution of processes that are particularly relevant to the chemical industry: For the production of potentially explosive substances in batch process, the homogenizing mixers and/or different batch vessels ABW, ABF, must be explosion-proof. After a risk analysis, it is advisable to check as to whether Ex Zone 0 is necessary even in the mixing chamber. The use of in-line homogenisers is a good choice for continuous processes, as the largest volumes can be produced with unparalleled efficiency in the shortest possible time.
The production of chemical substances places special material requirements on the machines used, as acids and alkalis, for example, put heavy demands on the machines. For this purpose, hardened steels, 1.4435, Hastelloy, enamel coatings, Teflon coatings and gilding are employed. Furthermore, complete special constructions are required for special processes, which are specifically tailored to the needs of the customer.