The solid state absorbance spectrometers deployed by Applied Analytics have concrete benefits over the GC systems used historically in these measurement applications:
The sensitivity of the VCM balanced process is easily expressed in economic terms. Without effective process analytics, a plant that produces 300,000 tons/yr of VCM at a conservative price of $900/ton will lose about $225,000 of VCM product per month to the quality control problems described above.
By implementing trusted Applied Analytics solutions into the process, the majority of that loss can be recouped through reducing waste of ethylene feedstock, maximizing conversion rates, protecting catalysts and piping from damage, reducing maintenance downtime, and reducing VCM waste disposal costs.
As always, safety of personnel comes before economics. Corrosion prevention and real-time analytics protect workers from the dangers of VCM leaks and other industrial hazards.