Clariant launches digital service for AI-powered optimization of catalyst operation

Clariant launches digital service for AI-powered optimization of catalyst operation

Indorama is the first producer to implement the new premium service for the operation of Clariant catalysts at their ammonia plant in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  • By ICN Bureau | March 06, 2024

Clariant, a sustainability-focused specialty chemical company, today announced the release of CLARITY Prime, an advanced digital service for syngas plants, an upgrade of its cloud-based service portal CLARITY.

Customers subscribing to the premium services benefit from automated catalyst health alerts and machine-learning-based performance projecting tools, combined with advanced technical support to improve the operation of Clariant catalysts. Indorama, as a part of its ongoing digitalization efforts, adds its process knowledge and expertise, becoming the first customer to implement the new CLARITY Prime service at its world-scale ammonia plant in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Lorena Oviol, Head of Applied Catalyst Technology at Clariant, commented, “CLARITY Prime is available for ammonia, methanol, and hydrogen producers and empowers our customers to forecast catalyst performance by combining actual data with predictive scenarios. This allows informed decision-making to improve catalyst operations based on desired timelines and economic considerations. Our advanced tools and services promise to give customers the edge they need in today’s competitive market. We are delighted to have Indorama as the first reference for our new service and look forward to our continued, successful collaboration.”

Deepu Sivadas, Chief Technical Officer & Director at Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals, added, “Our plants are based on state-of-the-art technology, and we believe that digital solutions play a key role in supporting our plant teams to continuously optimize our operation. The initial implementation of CLARITY at our plant was a perfect match for our digitalization strategy as it enhanced the collaboration with Clariant’s catalyst experts. We are excited about the new capabilities of the CLARITY Prime services and with our expertise in safe and efficient operations, we will collaborate and contribute to even further enhancing this digital service to provide a powerful tool for future users.”

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