With BICHLOR™, INOVYN has effectively re-engineered familiar bipolar principles. This unique construction has resulted in a new generation of state-of-the-art technology with low power consumption; long component lifetimes; improved production quality; and enhanced safety performance.
BICHLOR™ is a modular electrolyser comprising a series of discrete modules consisting of anode, membrane and cathode. Any sealed individual module can be removed from the electrolyser without affecting the others. The design allows for maintenance work on the individual modules in workshop controlled conditions, rather than in the main cellroom, as required in the electrolyser filter press design. This modular design has a major influence in minimising plant down time.
In addition to BICHLOR™, INOVYN continues to offer its easy to operate FM1500™ monopolar electrolyser, based on continuous developments in the design of the original FM21™ electrolyser. These low cost, yet extremely versatile electrolysers are used in over 45 plants worldwide with a chlorine production capacity in excess of 1 million tonnes per year.
Due to its design and flexible nature the FM1500™ membrane electrolyser is ideally suited to polysilicone production and small sodium hypochlorite plants in the range 1 to 10 tonnes per day of chlorine. It has the capacity to be skid-mounted and shipped anywhere in the world.
The FM1500™ is easy to install into an existing plant and if required has the flexibility to be expanded to cope with increased production needs.
Individual electrodes and membranes can be easily and quickly removed and replaced, thereby optimising maintenance downtime. Electrodes can be recoated without the need to replace the metal substrates.
INOVYN’s membrane electrolysers are suitable for converting either mercury or diaphragm cellrooms to membrane technology. The BICHLOR™ and FM1500™ electrolysers are ideal for the conversion of mercury based cellrooms, as they are designed for all sizes of production capacity.
FM1500™ electrolysers are ideal for converting chlor-alkali diaphragm plants to membrane technology.
Manufactured in its modern electrode coatings plants, INOVYN offers a range of world leading proprietary titanium and nickel anode and cathode coatings under the brand name CHLORCOAT™ to satisfy the demands of today's chlor-alkali industry. CHLORCOAT™ coatings are available for membrane, mercury and diaphragm cells.
INOVYN also offers a range of CHLORCOAT™coatings for non chlor-alkali applications and has the capability and skills to refurbish and repair used titanium, nickel and stainless steel electrodes.
We offer technical service and unparalleled technical support within the chlor-alkali industry.
INOVYN is committed to the long-term support of its worldwide licensees and catalyst customers. In addition to our support and technology transfer services during the design, engineering, construction and commissioning of licensed plants, INOVYN offers an on-going technical programme for the lifetime of the plant. These programmes are designed to meet the diverse and evolving needs of licensees as world class producers.
The tailored technical service programmes are dependent upon the technology platform and the needs of the licence.
They encompass areas including:
- safety best practice, improvements and information
- trouble shooting assistance
- plant performance benchmarking
- cost, performance and quality optimisation programmes
- operations and maintenance training
- process simulator packages
- advanced control packages and updates
- analytical training and support
- engineering and project support
- technology upgrades and developments
- customer specific product development programmes, leveraging INOVYN's extensive R&D capabilities and technology portfolio
- technology partnerships
INOVYN brings this technical service to its customers in a way tailored to client needs. These meetings offer the opportunity to discuss licensee’s plant performance and suggestions for improvement; discuss licensee’s questions with INOVYN's team of process and catalyst experts; and review health, safety and environmental best practices.
This typically includes visits to the customer’s plant, backed up by remote communication. In some cases, meetings are arranged to bring together customers facing similar issues with similar technologies – these meetings allow the sharing of best practice as well as an opportunity to learn of the latest developments offered by INOVYN.
Technical Service is provided to customers through a highly experienced and well trained team. These professionals include chemical engineers and scientists with a deep knowledge of their technology and the associated products.
Technical service is also available to customers buying catalysts, additives or components from INOVYN for use on other technologies.