Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao has chosen Servomex to supply its Shanghai plant with new analysers as part of a major revamp.

The first of Servomex’s SERVOTOUGH Oxy oxygen analysers to be supplied to China will be installed at a major phenol/acetone plant belonging to Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao.

Four SERVOTOUGH Oxy analysers will replace the existing analysers in a revamping project at the Shanghai-based 200kt/a phenol/acetone plant, which has been in operation since 2004.

The Oxy units will monitor for residual oxygen levels in the off gases of the oxidation reactor, a crucial measurement in the refining process that requires high levels of accuracy and reliability to ensure critical safety levels are maintained.

Servomex was chosen to supply the SERVOTOUGH Oxy on the basis of its world-leading Paramagnetic oxygen cell technology, which offers industry-leading levels of linearity, accuracy and reliability, as well as the Oxy’s advanced functionality and safety concepts which secured it a prestigious Gold Award at this year’s global Golden Gas Awards.

Servomex was also able to demonstrate excellence in delivering ongoing service and support, which will be managed by Servomex’s Asia Pacific business centre, also based in Shanghai.

The Oxy replaces the acclaimed Servomex 1900 to set new standards of performance from a single, cost-effective unit. It can be configured for a range of applications including process control, safety critical oxidation, flare stack analysis, product purity, feedstock clean-up and inerting/ blanketing.

“We are pleased to have been selected to supply the SERVOTOUGH Oxy to such an important client in China,” said Managing Director Chris Cottrell.

“Servomex has been delighted with the excited global reception given to the new Oxy, so we will be following the progress and performance of these units at Sinopec Shanghai Gaoqiao very closely.”