Chemical plants are often very manual machines. No automation, control is no software installed on board.
This is not our point of view. The Torino area in Italy shows the highest concentration of companies operating in the field of automation in Italy, one of highest worlwide.
We believe that automation is essential in the extraction plants with supercritical fluids...
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Mancin Automazioni has developed a new control system with PLC controlled by software called "MES" that supervises all the process management activities.
Thanks to this software all the variables are video and temporally-graphically memorized, and the graphs are printable. All the settings are shown on a big size monitor. The general control panel is shown in the figure.
MES is able to set:
- Process pressure
- CO2 flow rate and feeding pump flow rate
- The temperature of each single vase, reactor or exchanger
- Boiler temperature
- Chiller temperature
- Warning and emergency stop alarms.