Chemical Safety Incidents
Dyneon Selects HIMA Safety System
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 06:07 PM gHale
This past March, Dyneon GmbH started operating the world’s first pilot plant to recycle end-of-life fluoropolymer materials in Burgkirchen, Germany.
To safeguard the plant’s depolymerization reactor, Dyneon selected a HIMatrix safety controller from safety specialist HIMA as the emergency shutdown (ESD) system.
If the process reaches excess temperatures, the safety system transitions the plant to a safe status to exclude the possibility of risks for people and the environment.
The compact, modular HIMatrix safety controller was developed especially for applications that require from just a few I/Os to several hundred I/Os. Its efficiency, compactness and simple assembly of the various control and remote I/O modules are advantages, especially for networked and time-critical applications.
Additional features, such as the capacity for easy integration and flexibility for modifications and extensions, were among the reasons that Dyneon cites for choosing HIMatrix.
Dyneon uses unique technology for treating wastes to achieve the environmentally-friendly, sustainable recovery of raw material at its new, high-temperature recycling plant in the Industrial Park Gendorf works. Through pyrolysis, the perfluorinated “end-of-life” waste is broken down into monomers, with an extremely high recovery rate of more than 90 percent. The monomers end up fed into the distillation system and can see use in the production of new fluoropolymers.