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Continuous production and modular plant systems for the chemical industry

Written by Bayleegao

From the perspective of fine chemical and pharmaceutical companies, it is only a matter of time before all major pharmaceutical companies have commercial-scale continuous production facilities.

 

Higher output. In the special chemical industry, a single microstructure or microstructure reaction system is sometimes not suitable. However, the modular factory system, working with continuous manufacturing methods, serves as a key enabler, allowing rapid response to the increase or decrease of market demand, and is very suitable for the chemical process industry. The goal of the modular factory system is to use standard modules for continuous production. Therefore, modules and components must be integrated and multi-scalable to significantly speed up modeling and process design. By using continuous manufacturing chemical laboratory equipment that is highly similar to the final process equipment, the selected laboratory plant structure can be used to realize the detailed engineering design of the final production equipment. Then the chemical production facility is built together with pre-configured modules. The wise combination of these components into modules and the modeling of related integrated information from process design to initial operation are essential cross-cutting activities. They reduce production time while also optimizing the energy efficiency of the process.

 

To realize an efficient modular factory system, hardware modules such as integration and multiple extensible reactions and separations are required. Only by using these modules and components can it be possible to directly transform laboratory reactions into mass production, thus avoiding test projects and long-term chemical formulation adjustments. The development of scalable components supports the appropriate planning of cyclic process steps and concurrent development of hardware modules, as well as frequently used components such as pumps, columns, reactors, infrastructure, etc. These modules must be integrated into a planning tool to support the entire design process from early laboratory process development to 3D factory models.

The modularization of these key components (such as columns and pumps), as well as data integration and data management at various stages of the plant design cycle, greatly improve efficiency, shorten time to market, and allow industry-wide use.

 

The modularization of these key components (such as columns and pumps), as well as data integration and data management at various stages of the plant design cycle, greatly improve efficiency, shorten time to market, and allow industry-wide use.

The modularization of these key components (such as columns and pumps), as well as data integration and data management at various stages of the plant design cycle, greatly improve efficiency, shorten time to market, and allow industry-wide use.

 

In addition, the supply chain model of the automotive industry can be adjusted, which provides professional and fine chemical companies with huge potential for synergy and competitive advantage. Therefore, by providing the best balance of investment and operating costs, as well as future updates, the continuous manufacturing and modular factory system approach can make production cost-effective in the long term from the start. Whether this will become the standard of the chemical processing industry remains to be seen.

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