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Case Studies

Grease Plant in Bangladesh (2019)

This comprises a 3 Tonne Autoclave and a 5 Tonne Finishing Kettles  to update an ageing process plant.  The two vessels can also run independently as stand-alone kettles. Post-processing is based on a mobile mill, grease filter and de-aerator on the ground floor.

We have used the same high powered variable speed agitation that was used for the Qatar project, which gives complete reaction in the shortest possible time, allowing the benefits normally attrubuted to under-driven contactors without their disavantages.

We supplied the thermal oil control system, including valves and cooling equipment and the client provided the mezzanine floor thermal oil pipework and connection to their thermal oil heater.

Grease Plant for Qatar (2012) – Second Phase

This comprises a 3 Tonne Autoclave and two 5 Tonne Finishing Kettles to give the plant a 3000 Tonne per annum capacity on a single shift system, higher on double shifts. The three vessels can also run independently as stand-alone kettles. Post-processing is based on a mobile mill, grease filter and de-aerator.

We have used faster and more powerful agitation on this plant than in its predecessors, which gives a more complete reaction in a shorter time, allowing the benefits normally attributed to under-driven contactors without their disadvantages.

Some of the support equipment, for example the thermal oil heater and mezzanine floor were sourced independently by the client to maximise their cost benefit.

Bentone Grease Unit for Qatar (2011)

This is the first phase of a full scale grease plant outside of Doha. The unit comprises a 2 Tonne skid mounted double motion kettle with pump, mill, access platform and control panel.

The control panel features variable speed drives for the gate, inner agitator and pump, amongst the control equipment.

This unit embodied the chief advantage of the skid mounted system as it allowed rapid erection on-site with the minimum of specialist equipment.

Complex Grease Turbomixer Pilot Plant (2009)

Based on a skid mounted Scanima Turbomixer, originally for the food industry, this plant makes 20 – 30 Kg batches of grease with a higher yield than its conventionally agitated counterparts with the majority of formulae.

Having completed R&D work for a US Client, it has now been sold to a manufacturer in Liverpool.