TECHNICAL SEMINAR: COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGIES
Last June, PREMATECNICA, in collaboration with our partner DURAG Group, organized two technical seminars on combustion technologies in Madrid and Tarragona respectively. The evaluations of the conferences given by experts of both companies and workshops with demo equipment that were shown during their development were very positive, and this was corroborated by the results of the satisfaction surveys carried out once completed. We would like to thank DURAG and all the attendees once again for their interest and participation. In PREMATECNICA, we are committed to the improvements in ignition and flame detection technologies in combustion processes, as they result in more efficient processes and more sustainable industries.
With the support of the coaching company A-Company, in collaboration with Musicalthinkers, on February 28 all members of our COMBUSTION Business Unit participated in a teambuilding process, where their internal organization and personal purposes and as a team were reviewed, to develop the work in the most appropriate way, meeting the challenges that we face today. As an example, organizational improvements were developed for this purpose, such as the completion of projects on time and cost to customer satisfaction, with the premise of returning every day happy at home. Our medium-term objectives are achieved by meeting our daily objectives, based on the agreement reached on the golden rules that govern the operation of the equipment. Overcoming team challenges is our satisfaction, and one of them can be endorsed in this video where it is evident that we can even interpret with a certain dignity.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Taught by the coaching company A-Company, the past days 21 and 22 November were held at our headquarters a few interesting workshop on emotional intelligence and communication skills in business relations, which will close on the 12th. of December with an epilogue session of the same. The sessions were developed with great success using a team-building methodology, combining theoretical expositions with the realization of practical examples, with the participation of all the members of our EQUIPMENT Business Unit, to whom we thank their assistance. We want to improve business relationships with our customers and suppliers, for which it is not enough to be technically and commercially competent. We have to understand their needs, in order to give them the best possible service. This training will undoubtedly facilitate a greater and better understanding and, therefore, the achievement of the intended objectives.
SAFETY TORCH FOR BIOGAS PLANT
We visited the offices and facilities of AGF in Burgos and the Biogasnalia plant, where the safety torch is supplied for the conduction and thermal treatment of the biogas produced in the waste treatment process. This torch, designed for about 300 Nm3/h, burns at low pressure. The control system starts it before the pressure reaches the level of gas release by the overpressure valves. The production of the plant is superior to consumption, so the torch is usually working normally continuously. We thank here for the treatment provided during our visit, noting also the effort and enthusiasm of the AGF and Biogasnalia team for making us see that innovation can also take place here, whenever we believe in it.
NEW VENT SEPARATORS FOR VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Recently, Prematécnica has successfully concluded the delivery of the six vent separators considered critical for one of the most relevant urea plants internationally, located in the Mexican city of Veracruz, manufactured entirely in stainless steel, with a "U" seal and protections, for the required rehabilitation of it.
COMBUSTION SOLUTIONS BASED ADVANCED CFD OPTIMIZATION
After more than 50 years, Prematécnica continues to design combustion equipment for environmental protection, such as torches and incinerators of contaminating gases. In an increasingly changing market, where improvements in efficiency and optimization of combustion equipment are required by regulators as well as by customers and society, Prematécnica has opted to devote a significant part of its resources to R&D&i, focusing on the computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, so that we can simulate and analyze the interaction of the same, and even their combustion. The basis of a design that meets the highest standards of pollutant emissions is the experience and in-depth knowledge of the combustion mechanisms. Combining it with CFD simulation, equipment optimized for each specific application is designed, maximizing performance and minimizing emissions of polluting gases. Access here to the article published this September in the special Expoquimia of the magazine Industria Química, which details various case studies conducted using CFD.
HIDDEN FLAME TORCH FOR THE ALUMINUM RECYCLING SECTOR
Once again PREMATECNICA has been awarded the contract for engineering, design, manufacturing, supply and assembly at destination, under the key-in-hand modality, of a new hidden flame torch for leaching and crystallization gas with temperature control and operation through natural shot, for the burning of the various toxic gases resulting from the production process derived from the recovery of salt slags generated in the aluminum recycling process, thus preventing its emission into the atmosphere.
BIOGAS TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR THE BREWERY INDUSTRY
For one of the most important breweries in Spain, PREMATÉCNICA has applied its more than 50 years of experience to carry out the turn-key project of the biogas transfer system from the sewage treatment plant (STP) to boilers, located more than 1 km. away. The scope of the project included the basic engineering and detail of the reform, as well as the manufacture and installation of the equipment required for the same: new torch, fully automated, side channel blower system for the shipment to biogas boilers produced with the consequent reduction of the natural gas consumption required by the process, cyclonic boiler inlet, instrumentation and associated valves as well as assembly, installation and commissioning. The project is part of a strategy to optimize energy consumption (reduction of power consumed and therefore costs) and valorization of biogas produced, reducing carbon emissions.
REVAMPING BURNERS FOR REFINERY ACID GAS
For one of the most important Spanish refineries, located in the south of our country, Prematécnica has recently completed the work of recovering and reconditioning various torch burners for refinery acid gas, thereby reducing costs resulting from the acquisition of new equipment for the necessary treatment of said gases.
PREMATECNICA, IN THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL SALES MEETING OF THE DURAG GROUP
Two members of our Organization, Juan Vicente Ortiz, COMBUSTION Business Unit Manager, and Gloria Martínez, specialist in our EQUIPMENT Business Unit, have been invited, representing our Company, to the 9th edition of the International Sales Meeting 2017 organized by the DURAG Group, which has taken place between the 16th and 19th of May in Hamburg (Germany). This is an essential meeting point for the process industry in which final customers, EPCs, manufacturers and their local agents, exchange experiences and points of view. During the four days of the meeting, our colleagues have established and deepened relations with our clients, our suppliers and some of our competitors. Our technical presentation has been highly valued by the audience and, as a result, we have been invited to participate in the following editions.
PREMATECNICA, NEW MEMBER OF SERCOBE
The Managing Board of the National Association of Manufacturers of Capital Goods, SERCOBE, passed unanimously the appointment of our Company as a new individual member last February. On 5 April, a meeting was held between our Management Committee and Mr. Juan Ramón Durán, General Manager of SERCOBE, during which the potential and opportunities of the market were studied, and the ways of reinforcing the collaboration between both entities.
IMPORTANT SUPPLY OF CYCLONES FOR FCC REFINERY
Once again Prematécnica, together with our represented Van Tongeren, has obtained the contract for the supply of all FCC cyclones, both from the regenerator, tertiary and reactor (12 pairs of cyclones) to a major Spanish refinery in southern Spain. This is an important project in which forces and experiences have been joined on both sides for the development of this important supply. Van Tongeren is a leading company in the design and manufacture of cyclones with a long history, which has references throughout the international market in supplying FCC and flexicoquer of different refineries worldwide and under different licensees such as Exxon, UOP, etc.
NEW HIGH EFFICIENCY ASSISTED BURNER
After 26 years of operation at a major paper mill in our country, the old combustion chamber burner for gas blends from the process is replaced by a newly developed and assisted by steam, with thermal destruction and odor efficiency Of 99.98% for mixtures of hydrogen sulphide, methanethiol and dimethyl sulphide, mainly.
VACUUM PUMPS UNITS FOR MIDDLE EAST
Prematécnica has been awarded the project for the supply of two vacuum pump units, each consisting of two pumps (operation and reserve) with their auxiliary systems, mounted on a frame. An essential equipment to achieve the vacuum required by the condensate tanks that collect the vapors from the distillation column in a major oil complex in the Middle East, belonging to one of the largest operators in this area. Its scope includes the design, engineering, supply, assembly and commissioning.