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Chandra Asri boosts sustainability through 3D TRASARTM Cooling Water Technology

September 01/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP), Indonesia’s largest integrated petrochemical company, has significantly boosted sustainability through Nalco Water’s 3D TRASARTM Cooling Water Technology, which enables effective remote and digital monitoring of water operations, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Since the 3D TRASAR system was first installed at Chandra Asri’s plant in Cilegon, Banten in 2015, the company has gradually moved more of its water monitoring to the program and in 2020, reported its largest ever savings in water, energy, greenhouse gas emissions and waste.

In 2020, Chandra Asri’s Cilegon plant achieved annual savings of 348 million liters of water; 6 million kWh of energy; 470,000 m3 of wastewater and 2100 metric tonnes of CO2.

Allan Yong, Ecolab senior vice president and market head, Southeast Asia, hopes the progress made by Chandra Asri will inspire other companies to look at how they can use water more efficiently.

“The population growth and speed of development in Asia requires businesses to carefully manage resources with a focus on resilience and responsible operations,” says Yong. “Ecolab is committed to helping companies like Chandra Asri achieve their operational efficiency and sustainability goals. Harnessing 3D TRASAR for water management will help reduce costs and improve efficiency and sustainability.”

At Chandra Asri’s Cilegon plant, five 3D TRASAR systems are fitted to the facility’s cooling towers and dilution steam generation system to manage water quality to desired standards. In cooling towers, the technology continuously ensures proper cycle concentration, achieving the best use of water. When used in boilers and heat exchangers, 3D TRASAR technologies can reduce the potential of corrosion and deposit buildup and help maintain high energy efficiency and asset integrity.

Erwin Ciputra, President Director and CEO at Chandra Asri said Ecolab’s 3D TRASAR helped the company in its ongoing goal to drive continuous improvement.

Nalco Water’s 3D TRASAR controllers and sensors, connected through Ecolab's Refined Knowledge platform, deliver real-time data through intuitive online dashboards, allowing Chandra Asri to gain unparalleled visibility into their operations and quickly act to mitigate potential issues. Measurements recorded by the system include pH level, oxidation reduction, conductivity and more. In addition to reporting the measurements of key metrics in the water, 3D TRASAR can also make regular injections of chemicals into the system to ensure levels stay within expected parameters.

As MRC reported earlier, in H1 July, 2020, CAP received commercial production at its linear low denisty polyethylene (LLDPE)/high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in Cilegon (Indonesia) and started ramping up its capacity utilisation. On May 22, the company was forced to reduce the capacity utilisation at this plant with a capacity of 400,000 mt/year of LLDPE/HDPE due to various technical issues.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,176,860 tonnes in the first half of 2021, up by 5% year on year. Shipments of exclusively low density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased.

Thailand's Siam Cement Group (30%) and Indonesian PT Barito Pacific and (64.87%) are the main owners of Chandra Asri.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, HDPE, petrochemistry, Chandra Asri, sustainable development, Indonesia.
Category:General News
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