Chemical barrels

Chemicals

Ensuring reliable powder flow and a first-in, first-out vessel discharge pattern is crucial in preventing throughput limitations, maintaining uniform product quality, and minimizing cross-contamination of batches for optimal unit operations in blending, extrusion, conveying, and heating/cooling processes.
Overview

Chemicals

75% of chemicals are handled in bulk solid form during their manufacture.

The chemicals industry provides the building blocks for companies manufacturing paints, pigments, coatings, adhesives, resins, consumer products, and foods.

This industry continues to focus on debottlenecking projects involving bulk material handling in silos, bins, transfer chutes, and conveyors to maximize plant efficiency, throughput capacity, and safe operation.

A chemical plant

Raw material receiving silos from railcar unloading.

Chemical industry silos

Chemical industry silos

Services

Chemical Industry Services

Whether you are conveying raw materials from storage silos to a process, feeding powders to a reactor, or packaging products in bulk, we can help you achieve reliable material flow and high throughput capability.

Engineers conducting a railcar inspection at a chemical manufacturing facility.

Challenge

Common Chemicals Industry Challenges

When feeding powders to reactors or conveying wet cake from a centrifuge to a dryer, poor material flow can result in throughput limitations, non-uniform product, or dust emissions/spillage.  Reliable solids handling at chemicals plants will improve unit operations involving blending, extrusion, pneumatic or mechanical conveying, and heating/cooling.  Reliable powder flow and a first-in, first-out vessel discharge pattern (mass flow) is desired to minimize cross-contamination of batches and ensure process efficiency.

Chemical powder

Chemical powder

Materials

Common Materials Handled

Here is a shortened list of some of the most common bulk materials we have successfully handled in the Chemicals industry to date. For more materials, please refer to our extended list of materials or ask us about your specific material.

  • Organics, inorganics
  • Carbon black
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Catalysts
  • Phosphates
  • Sulfates
  • Salts, acids
  • Silicates
  • Carbonates
  • ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), Crumb, Pellets, Polymer, Resin, Terpolymer;
  • AC Base
  • AC Base Ethyl
  • Acetylene Lampblack
  • Acid
    • Adipic
    • Ascorbic
    • Benzenephosphinic
    • Benzoic
    • Boric
    • Fumaric
    • Isophthalic
    • Methyl Thiobenzoic
    • Salacylic
    • Stearic, Rubber Grade
    • Terephthalic
    • Trimellitic
    • Trichloroisocyanuric
  • Alginate Impression
  • Alumina
    • Activated
    • Ash
    • Beads
    • Blast Media
    • Catalyst Fines
    • Flash Calcined
    • Flour
    • Gel
    • Hydrate
    • Reacted
    • Trihydrate
  • Aluminum
    • Acetate
    • Fluoride
    • Oxide
    • Sludge
    • Trihydrate
  • Amitriptylene HCl
  • Ammonium
    • Nitrate Prills
    • Paratungstate
    • Sulfate
    • Thiocyanate
  • Anatase
  • Antimony Trioxide
  • Arsenic Trioxide
  • Barium
    • Carbonate
    • Ferrite
    • Nitrate
    • Stearate
    • Titanate
  • Benzophenone
  • Beryllium Oxide
  • Boron Nitrate
  • Bromicide Powder
  • Burnt Lime
  • Calcium
    • Carbide
    • Carbonate
    • Carbonate, Precipitated
    • Caseinate
    • Chloride
    • Gluconate
    • Magnesium Acetate
    • Phosphate
    • Phosphate Tribasic
    • Precipitated
    • Silicide
    • Stearate
    • Sulfate
  • Carbon
    • Activated
    • Black
    • Black Beads
    • Butts
    • Coating Magnesium Powder
    • Fibers
    • Fines
  • Catalyst
    • Fresh
    • Rainey Nickel
    • Spent
  • Chrome
    • Oxide
    • Salt Cake
  • Copper
    • Hydroxide
    • Sulfate
  • Crystalline Silica Dust
  • Diammonium Phosphate
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Disodium Phosphate, Anhydrous
  • Epsom Salt
  • Foam
  • Fumed Silica
  • Gypsum, Synthetic
  • High Calcium Hydrate
  • Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
  • Iron Carbonate
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Lithium Hydroxide
  • Magnesium
    • Carbonate
    • Chloride
    • Dioxide
    • Oxide
    • Oxide, Burned
    • Stearate
    • Sulfate, anhydrous
    • Sulfate, Hepta Hydrated
  • Manganese
    • Carbonate
    • Dioxide
    • Oxide
  • Methyl Imidazoline
  • Molybdenum Disulfide
  • Monoammonium Phosphate
  • Monocalcium Phosphate
  • Monosodium Phosphate
  • Neopentyl Glycol Hydroxypivalate
  • Nickel Sulfate
  • Organic Peroxide
  • Phosphono Methyglycine
  • Phosphorous Pentasulfate
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Potassium
    • Ferrate
    • Bicarbonate
    • Butoxide
    • Carbonate
    • Chloride
    • Citrate
    • Hydroxide, Anhydrous
    • Nitrate
    • Permanganate
    • Stearate
    • Sulfate
  • Salt
    • Briquettes
    • Cake
  • Silica
    • Dust
    • Gel Catalyst
    • Hydrogel
    • Laden Carbon Black
    • Precipitated
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Sodium
    • Acetate
    • Aluminosilicate
    • Anhydrous
    • Bentonite
    • Bicarbonate
    • Borohydride
    • Carbonate
    • Caseinate
    • Chlorate
    • Chloride
    • Chromate
    • Citrate
    • Cyanate
    • Hexameta Phosphate
    • Hydroxide
    • Metasilicate
    • Nitrate
    • Perborate
    • Perborate, Anhydrous
    • Percarbonate
    • Phosphate
    • Silicate
    • Sulfate
    • Sulfate, Anhydrous
    • Sulfate, Purified
    • Tetraborate
    • Triphosphate
    • Tripolyphosphate
  • Stannous Chloride
  • Strontium
    • Carbonate
    • Ferrite
  • Sulfone Monomer
  • Sulfur
  • Sulphate Fines
  • Tetrapotassium
  • Pyrophosphate
  • Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate
  • Thermoplastic Traffic
  • Marking w/Plasticizers
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Tricalcium Phosphate
  • Urea
    • Coated
    • Cyanurate
    • Prills
  • Zinc
    • Carbonate
    • Oxide
    • Sulfate
  • Zirconium
    • Sulfate
    • Sulfate Octahydrate
Clients

Chemicals Industry Clients

Some of our clients who we have successfully provided bulk material engineering services for in the chemicals industry.

  • BASF
  • Dow
  • Dupont
  • Nova Chemical
  • Bayer
  • SINOPEC
  • LG Chemical
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Praxair
  • Aerojet
  • Air Products & Chemicals
  • Akzo Nobel Chemical
  • Albermarle
  • Albright & Wilson, Canada
  • Allied Chemical
  • American Cyanamid
  • Arkansas Eastman
  • Atlantic Richfield
  • BASF
  • B. F. Goodrich
  • Biolab
  • Borg-Warner
  • BP Amoco
  • Cabot
  • Carolina Eastman
  • Cedar Chemicals
  • Chevron
  • Clearon
  • Conoco
  • Degussa, Germany
  • Dow Chemical
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Eastman Kodak
  • E. I. DuPont de Nemours
  • Engelhard
  • Exxon/Mobil
  • FMC
  • Flexsys
  • Great Lakes Carbon
  • Great Lakes Chemicals
  • Haartz
  • Hoechst Celanese
  • Hercules
  • Huntsman Chemicals
  • ICI America
  • IMC Kalium
  • Israel Chemical Products
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kalium Chemicals, Canada
  • Kemira
  • Koch Industries
  • Lubrizol
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Monsanto
  • Negev Phosphate, Israel
  • Occidental Chemical
  • Owens-Illinois
  • Petro Canada
  • Phibro-Tech
  • Polaroid
  • PQ
  • Rohm & Haas
  • Shell Chemicals
  • Shipley
  • Solutia
  • Sun Chemical
  • Texaco
  • Texas Eastman
  • Thiokol
  • Union Carbide
  • Vista Chemicals
  • Wellman
  • W. R. Grace
  • Zeochem
  • 3M
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