ACOMP is a smart manufacturing system that continuously analyzes polymers during production. This automated monitoring solution produces realtime insight about reaction kinetics and polymer properties such as residual monomer, monomer conversion, polymer composition, molecular weight and intrinsic viscosity. ACOMP enables optimized process control, resulting in increased polymer yield, quality, and consistency, increased worker safety, reduced cycle time, reduced VOCs, and reduced energy and raw material usage.
Fluence Analytics installed an ACOMP at a global specialty chemical company’s facility which enabled automatic, realtime measurement and data output to the distributed control system of polymer properties during production. Now, the manufacturer can immediately respond when the polymerization process or its inputs require adjustments. The manufacturer used ACOMP to optimize polymer batch cycle time which led to a 17% cycle time reduction.