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Sonitec-Vortisand microfiltration systems for Sadara

The first microfiltration systems shipped to Saudi petrochemical complex

| | Oct 15, 2013 | 10:49 pm
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The first microfiltration systems shipped to Saudi petrochemical complex

Sonitec-Vortisand, the Quebec-based designer and manufacturer of the Vortisand microfiltration system, has announced shipping the first of many Vortisand microfiltration systems to Sadara petrochemical complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, touted to be the world’s largest integrated chemical facility ever built in a single phase.

oct2013-region06The Sadara complex is a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Aramco, and is currently under construction in Jubail Industrial City, in the Kingdom, targeted to produce more than three million metric tonnes of added value chemicals and plastics, Sonitec-Vortisand informed.

“We are proud of the recognition given to us by major international giants, Aramco and Dow Chemical, where the Vortisand filters are already in operation, and we are very pleased to have been selected to contribute to this unique petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia,” said Marco Bosisio, General Manager, Sonitec-Vortisand Inc. The company claimed that its Vortisand filter system was an automatic backwashable centrifugal sand filter, which combined centrifugal separation and micro-sand filtration, and achieved very fine filtration (0.45 micrometre) at a high, rate while using 80% to 90% less water for backwash compared to traditional sand filters.


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