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February 28, 2013

R2 Successfully Completes EMOS® Installation at New Sahara Petrochemicals Chlorine Plant

Montreal, QuebecR2 announces today it has successfully completed the installation of the latest SIL2 EMOS® (Electrolyser Maintenance, Optimization & Safety) System for electrochemical process monitoring of membrane technology electrolysers for the Sahara Petrochemicals chlorine plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.

EMOS®‘s high fidelity cell voltage data acquisition system combined with its advanced engineering and data analysis tools provide Sahara Petrochemicals unparalleled visibility and reliability for electrolyser process monitoring. Beyond the basic alarm and safety functions, EMOS® is providing advanced electrolyser condition monitoring for qualitative insight into the operational performance of critical components, resulting in a precise, proactive approach to electrolyser maintenance and scheduling.
The contract also includes the EMOS® Early Detection Engine (EDE). The Early Detection Engine (EDE) adds a second layer of protection by detecting any abnormal behavior of cells in chlorine plants as early as possible even in case of miss operation in the periphery (bad brine quality etc.). Dramatic irreversible damage to cell components and the consequential production loss are prohibited.

SAHARA Petrochemicals is a Saudi joint stock company established in 7th April 2004 with a paid up capital of SR 1.5 billion and later raised to be SR 4,387,950,000.
SAHARA Petrochemicals participates in the formation of some limited liability companies in Jubail Industrial City, as joint ventures with foreign partners who enjoy distinguished experiences and latest advanced technologies to produce and market primary materials like propylene, polypropylene and polyethylene.

R2 specializes in the design, development, and implementation of intelligent systems geared at industrial safety process, predictive maintenance and process optimization.
We provide world leading cell room safety systems. Top manufactures and market leaders worldwide trust the R2 EMOS® System to assure their safety and reduce their production costs.
Since its inception in 1989, R2 has devoted its information technology know-how and electrochemical expertise to developing, producing and delivering practical solutions to the electrochemical industries. Backed by unique expertise and knowledge, gained from monitoring over 60.000 cells in 22 different countries, R2 offers a series of tools for the chlor alkali industry.

These solutions provide:

  • Increased Safety
  • Energy Cost reduction
  • Optimized asset use
  • Production cost optimization