Petrochemicals are petroleum-derived chemical products, while some petroleum-derived chemical compounds are often obtained from fossil fuels such as natural gas or coal, maize or sugar cane are becoming more popular as a renewable alternative source. The petrochemical industry represents a significant contribution to the world economy, producing a wide variety of products that includes but not limited to ethylene, vinyl chloride, benzene, toluene, styrene monomer, propylene, and xylene, which are the raw materials for many plastics.
Petrochemical process facilities rely intensively on automation using sophisticated instrumentation, computers and programmable logic controllers to run their plants. In an effort to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution, various equipment is interconnected and the operations can be very complicated. Equipment failures or operator errors can lead to sudden and unexpected changes in the plant operation. Due to the involvement of complex and flammable chemicals, equipment performance has high expectations and requirements.
Dura-Metal supported the industry with our specialized welding and thermal spray technologies on its machining components to enhance the component parts’ profiles while at the same time, maintaining their performance in the production conditions. Our product range includes welding & coating equipment and consumables as well as product development on stainless steels, high-strength low-alloy and non-ferrous materials (copper, nickel, aluminium, titanium). In addition, Dura-Metal plays a vital role in the joint development of parts for the various applications in the petrochemical industry.