SKUEL series screw compressor
The Indian company, which supplies its products to around 300 million consumers primarily on the sub-continent, has had four SKUEL 643 units in operation since 1998. In this current order the company again chose MAN Diesel & Turbo as its compression technology partner.
"With a growing population, the demand for industrial basic materials is also growing, pushing the need for even larger production capacities," states Wolf-Dieter Schmidt, Head of the Screw Compressor section at MAN Diesel & Turbo. "The current order, in which the largest screw compressor in the world – the SKUEL 816 – is to be used for the Dry Lime Akzo Nobel process for the first time, demonstrates this trend extremely clearly."
With annual production amounting to several million tonnes, soda is one of the most important basic materials for industry across the world, for instance in the production of detergents and glass. At the heart of the Dry Lime Akzo Nobel soda production process are oil-free screw compressors, which due to their robust nature are ideal for the corrosive and dust-laden gases (moist CO2) generated during this process.