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Use model-based temperature control for fixed-bed reactors

04.01.2013  |  Weatherford, D.,  BASF Corp., Geismar, LouisianaFord, J. ,  Maverick Technologies, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Keywords: [process control] [temperature control] [controller]

A process unit at BASF’s Geismar, Louisiana manufacturing facility contains a series of six packed-bed reactors filled with a proprietary catalyst. This catalyst promotes an exothermic reaction, which then allows for recovery of high-value product.

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