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LONZA

The chemistry is right

[ HOERBIGER@MOTION December 2018 ]

Swiss chemicals company Lonza operates its largest manufacturing location worldwide in the small town of Visp. In the midst of the idyllic mountainscape of the Valais Alps, and not even 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Matterhorn, this is not your typical big-industry setting.

Lonza had very specific requirements regarding the supply of one of its ethylene facilities: A compressor that allows stepless control and fast adaptation to highly fluctuating capacity demands. In conjunction with Lonza, specialists from HOERBIGER devised a perfectly tailored solution, which additionally saves up to 50 percent energy.

The core of their solution was the installation of the innovative eHydroCOM control system. This plug-and-play product is all-electric and requires no connection to hydraulic fluid or cooling water circuits. Above all, however, eHydroCOM allows stepless, rapid control of the amount of compressed gas across a wide range.