A well established grease manufacturer in Chittagong, Bangladesh decided that they needed to modernise their plant. They needed this to improve their competitive edge in the market they serve. We therefore configured a plant section based on a 3 Tonne pressure Autoclave and a 5 Tonne Finishing Kettles. These vessels modernised their plant and increased their production capacity.
The Autoclave does the saponification part of the process and the Finishing Kettle does the oil dilution, cooling and additive additions. The two vessels have the additional benefit that they 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 used the same high powered variable speed agitation that we used for the Qatar project. This gives complete reaction in the shortest possible time, which allows the benefits normally attributed to under-driven contactors without their disadvantages.
The vessels incorporated removable leg subframes that also held the pumps because the building’s awkward shape prevented their entry otherwise.
We supplied the thermal oil control system that also included valves and cooling equipment. The client provided the mezzanine floor thermal oil pipework and connections to their thermal oil heater.