Bavarian company GEDA has provided industrial hoists to aid the steel construction of a dual feed cracker at a petrochemical complex being built since 2009 by ONCG Petro Additions Limited (OPaL). The facility is based in the Dahej Special Economic Zone in the Indian state of Gujarat.
The industrial plant in Dahej consists of a dual feed cracker and other units, which produce 1.1 million tonnes of ethylene and 400,000 tonnes of propylene every year. In addition, 135,000 tonnes of benzine, 95,000 tonnes of butadiene, 165,000 tonnes of pygas, and 70,000 tonnes of carbon black raw materials are to be produced per year.
The plant covers a total area of 508ha, including its own rail and road network.
The Dahej petrochemical complex will supply 50% of its production to overseas markets, including Africa, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The region is also benefiting from numerous new jobs created by the industrial complex.
SELAS-Linde Engineering India is responsible for the mechanical assembly of the dual feed cracker on the site of the petrochemical complex. This will consist of a total of eight crackers, which will be commissioned at the end of 2012.
Regular maintenance work is required on the plant to ensure that operations run smoothly. Therefore, a special lift for the safe transport of maintenance personnel has been allowed for.
GEDA: Experts in industrial hoists
GEDA are experts in the height access technology sector and, as result of its constant innovations and further developments to its products, the company has gained a worldwide reputation in this sector.
In addition to the construction site hoists, which have been proven and well-known for decades, over the last few years the company has added a second string to its bow in the industrial hoist sector.
The customer SELAS-Linde sets high demands on its suppliers and, to qualify as a supplier, more than a good price / performance ratio is required.
Excellent support: From the initial enquiry to the maintenance contract
GEDA and its products are backed by a professional team. Since 1999, GEDA has been fully certified according to DIN ISO 9001 and has been continuously monitored and further developed since then.
The result of a successful collaboration: GEDA SH 1600
The GEDA service lift is a product specifically developed for power industries in order to facilitate the increasing requirements / requests for high-level transport for people and loads on diverse industrial sites.
In India, GEDA was also able to meet the demanding documentation requirements of SELAS-Linde. The GEDA SH 1600 industrial hoist was developed through close collaboration and it corresponds precisely to the requirements set out by the Invitation To Tender documents.
The lifting height of the hoist on the steel construction of the dual feed cracker is 45m and the lifting speed is 24m/min. With a platform size of 1.50m x 2.60m, the GEDA SH 1600 can safely transport upwards and downwards a maximum of 1600kg or 18 people.
A total of four stop positions plus a ground station can be travelled to. The mast-climbing GEDA SH 1600 is popular with customers due to its fast, easy and space-saving assembly. As the powerful drive motors are located on the roof of the car, no engine room is required.
Of course, the subject of safety is very important. The emergency release, which is integrated inside the car, ensures safe return to the ground station in the event of power loss. The GEDA SH 1600 also meets the specifications for work in explosion-protected areas of Zone 2, IIB T3, and has been accepted by the international test authority BASEEFA (GB) and by the Indian government test authority PESO.
Commissioning at the end of 2012
Far away from the Hindu temples and the colourful Indian culture, the petrochemical complex in Dahej is one of the biggest industrial sites in the country. Once again, an industrial lift from Asbach-Bäumenheim in Bavaria, Germany, was selected by the customer and will continue to contribute to the success of the site after its commissioning at the end of 2012.