Clariant launches digital service 03 April 2024

Clariant cloud-based service portal

Clariant has upgraded its cloud-based service portal Clarity with the launch of Clarity Prime, an advanced digital service for syngas plants.

Customers subscribing to the premium services benefit from automated catalyst health alerts and machine-learning-based performance projecting tools, combined with advanced technical support to improve the operation of Clariant catalysts.

Clarity Prime is a software solution combining enhanced customer support and advanced technology. The platform’s catalyst health alerting service comprises numerous algorithms that continuously scan for deviations related to catalyst operation and automatically notify customers with guidance and mitigation solutions. Another important feature is the catalyst performance projection tool, which uses machine learning to analyse current and historical operating data and catalyst activity to predict future performance. The interactive tool can be used to evaluate multiple “what if” scenarios and/or identify risks and optimisation potentials. Through the platform’s service, customers receive expert support, reviews and catalyst performance evaluations. Clarity Prime is available for any plant using Clariant’s ammonia, methanol, or hydrogen plant catalysts, independent of process technology.

Lorena Oviol, head of applied catalyst technology at Clariant, said: “Clarity Prime is available for ammonia, methanol, and hydrogen producers and empowers our customers to forecast catalyst performance by combining actual data with predictive scenarios. This allows informed decision-making to improve catalyst operations based on desired timelines and economic considerations. Our advanced tools and services promise to give customers the edge they need in today’s competitive market. We are delighted to have Indorama as the first reference for our new service and look forward to our continued, successful collaboration.”

Indorama has become the first customer to implement the Clarity Prime service at its ammonia plant in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Subsidiary Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals operates a single-train ammonia plant in Nigeria and is a fertiliser producer in Saharan Africa. Its production complex includes two ammonia plants with a capacity of 2,300 metric tonnes per day, and two urea plants producing 4,000 metric tonnes per day.

Deepu Sivadas, chief technical officer & director at Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals, said: “Our plants are based on state-of-the-art technology, and we believe that digital solutions play a key role in supporting our plant teams to continuously optimise our operation. The initial implementation of Clarity at our plant was a perfect match for our digitalisation strategy as it enhanced the collaboration with Clariant’s catalyst experts. We are excited about the new capabilities of the Clarity Prime services and with our expertise in safe and efficient operations, we will collaborate and contribute to even further enhancing this digital service to provide a powerful tool for future users.”

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