Petrochemical processing plants continue to seek better ways to produce more products and increase efficiency without compromising safety. For Polyethylene manufacturing plants, finding methods to meet these goals can make all the difference in production yields and profitability. Polyethylene products are produced using batch processing technology and are one of the most expensive hydrocarbon-based products to produce.
Polyethylene producers depend on Extrel MAX300-RTG Industrial Process Mass Spectrometers for various analyses and control. The reactor feed and product gases are analyzed during production using the MAX300-RTG to ensure the product is within manufacturing specifications. Using this analysis information in the control scheme helps increase yields and guarantee the quality of the product.
The typical analysis time is less than 10 seconds per stream. The MAX300-RTG Mass Spectrometer utilizes next generation designs for the inlet, ionizer, and filament assembly. This extends the life of the filaments, increases the time between service and decreases maintenance downtime.