For chemical manufacturers, efficiency, safety, and product quality are paramount.
Chemical processing can be dangerous and complex, and any opportunity to streamline operations and reduce risk to human life and the environment is highly valuable. Investing in new technologies that can optimise production processes and increase environmental safety is one way to move forward.
One such technology that significantly improves processing and safety is HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery (Pigging) Technology.
HPS works with chemical manufacturers to take advantage of the numerous benefits of pigging systems, making it a must-have investment for those looking to stay competitive in the industry.
Pigging Systems for the Chemicals Industry
HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery Technology is a sophisticated and efficient method used to recover residual product from pipelines in liquid manufacturing plants. Without pigging, residual products are usually sent to waste during the changeover and cleaning processes.
The HPS pig is a specialist flexible projectile that is inserted into the pipeline and pushed through by a suitable liquid or gas. Made from compatible materials, the pig pushes residual product to its destination, where it can then be processed further, stored, or packaged.
This process is not only highly effective but also environmentally friendly, as it minimises waste and reduces the need for cleaning chemicals.
HPS employs advanced technology to optimise pigging operations, making it an ideal investment for chemical manufacturers looking to maximize their production capabilities.
Reducing Product Loss and Waste
One of the primary reasons chemical manufacturers invest in HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery Technology is the substantial reduction in product loss and waste.
At the end of transfer sequences, there is typically a significant amount of product left in the line. During traditional cleaning processes, this product is mixed with cleaning agents and other mediums, resulting in large quantities of effluent that need to be stored, transported, treated, and disposed of, usually at a high cost to the manufacturer.
With HPS pigging technology, the pig effectively recovers up to 99.5% of product from full pipelines, minimising waste and increasing the overall yield of the manufacturing process.
This not only has a positive impact on the bottom line but also aligns with sustainability goals, as it reduces the environmental impact associated with disposing of unused products.
Improving Product Quality and Regulatory Compliance
Maintaining product quality is of utmost importance in the chemical industry. Chemical manufacturing is a highly regulated industry, with strict guidelines for quality, safety, and environmental standards.
Traditional cleaning methods can be less effective, leaving behind residues that can contaminate subsequent batches.
One of the benefits of pigging with HPS technology is thoroughness, ensuring that as much product as possible is removed from the pipelines prior to cleaning procedures. This enables cleaning processes to achieve the highest standards of cleanliness much faster, reducing the risk of product contamination and maintaining the integrity of the final product.
HPS can help chemical manufacturers meet and exceed these regulatory requirements.
The ability to clean pipelines thoroughly and recover product aligns with environmentally responsible practices, making it easier to comply with regulations and avoid costly fines and penalties.
Investing in pigging systems may seem like an upfront expense, but it pays off.
The reduction in product loss, increased efficiency, and improved product quality all contribute to cost savings for chemical manufacturers. These savings can quickly offset the initial investment and lead to substantial profitability over time.
Additionally, the effectiveness of HPS technology means that the payback period is typically between 6 and 12 months.
Versatile and Adaptable
With customer satisfaction at the heart of everything we do, HPS pigging systems are designed to suit the specific needs of different chemical manufacturing processes.
Each system is bespoke to the company’s needs and requirements, so whether you’re producing paints, adhesives, or speciality chemicals, HPS technology can be adapted to accommodate a wide range of product viscosities, temperatures, and flow rates.
This adaptability makes pigging a valuable asset for chemical manufacturers across various sectors.
Improved Operator Safety
Safety is a paramount concern in chemical manufacturing.
Traditional cleaning methods can be hazardous to operators and the environment.
Using fully automated technology, HPS pigging systems minimise the risks associated with cleaning pipelines. By removing the need for human intervention and introducing a controlled process into operations, the dangers associated with chemical cleaning are significantly reduced. Safety for personnel is enhanced and the potential for accidents in the workplace is reduced.
Enhanced Sustainability and CSR
In an era where sustainability and corporate social responsibility are growing concerns for consumers and regulatory bodies, chemical manufacturers must take steps to reduce their socio-environmental impact.
HPS pigging technology is an eco-friendly solution that aligns with sustainability goals by reducing waste, energy consumption, the use of cleaning chemicals, and cutting carbon emissions. The risks for pollution accidents during manufacturing and disposal decrease, improving the quality of life for the communities around the plant.
By investing in HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery Technology, chemical manufacturers can demonstrate their commitment to responsible manufacturing practices and attract environmentally conscious customers, partners, and stakeholders.
Why Pigging Is A Must-Have Investment For Chemical Manufacturers
Pigging is a must-have investment for chemical manufacturers looking to thrive in a competitive industry.
It offers a range of benefits, including reduced product loss and waste, improved product quality, cost savings, regulatory compliance, versatility, safety, and long-term sustainability.
By embracing this innovative technology, chemical manufacturers can optimise their operations, increase their profitability, and meet the demands of a changing industry while reducing their environmental footprint.
Find Out More
HPS Product Recovery Solutions has been in business for over 28 years. We have extensive experience working with chemical manufacturers, including Croda Chemicals, AkzoNobel, 3M, and Nouryon.
If you’re ready to transform your processes and you want to find out how HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery Technology will help you to take the step into the future, send us a message! We’re always happy to chat.