ACOMP

Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring of Polymerization Reactions

ACOMP

ACOMP is a smart manufacturing system that continuously analyzes polymers during production. This automated monitoring solution produces realtime data about reaction kinetics and polymer properties such as residual monomer, monomer conversion, polymer composition, molecular weight and intrinsic viscosity. 

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Benefits of ACOMP

Increased Polymer Yield, Quality and Consistency

Optimized Process Control

Reduced Cycle Times, VOCs and Material Usage

Anomaly Detection during Production

ACOMP Enables 17% Cycle Time Reduction

During the fracking boom there was high demand for a number of enhanced oil recovery chemicals, and many manufacturers sought ways to increase capacity with existing assets. In 2014 Nalco, an Ecolab Company, innovatively partnered with Fluence Analytics to pioneer the use of industrial ACOMP in one of its manufacturing facilities, subsequently leveraging the smart manufacturing system’s realtime data streams to reduce batch cycle times by 17%.

How ACOMP Works

Polymer is continuously extracted from the reactor


Automated real-time measurements are made with multiple sensors


Proprietary analysis algorithms output key parameters for optimization


This enables:

Optimized process control, Plant digitization, Reduced cycle times, Improved yields and consistency

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