Yaraco Acetic Acid Plant - ESD

Application: Emergency Shutdown (ESD)
Installation Area: Yaraco Acetic Acid Expansion Project, Chongqing, China
Client: Yokogawa UK Ltd

Hima-Sella provided an Emergency Shutdown System to Yokogawa UK for installation on the C01 and C02 Plants at the Yaraco Acetic Acid Expansion Project in Chongqing, China. The system, comprising HIMA H51q-E technology is configured to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3. In addition, we have carried out full modifications to the Acetic Acid area of the Chongqing Plant, consisting of the upgrade of existing systems to meet the increased demand being placed on the plant.

The Yaraco site (Yangtze River Acetyls Company) was established to produce acetic acid and derivatives is one of BP’s larger investments in China. Operational since 1998, Yaraco processes natural gas from the Chongqing and Sichuan fields by means of the BP methanol carbonylation process.

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