Increasingly stringent product-quality requirements are the standard for today’s lube oil market. Formulations are forever increasing in number and complexity. In addition to these production constraints, the Lube Oil Blending Plant (LOBP) has to face up to the highly competitive lubricants market.
Competitive cost is of primary importance as is customer service especially for the industrial lubricants market. Ability to guarantee, at short notice, delivery for the exact quantity required by the customer is the daily challenge of every modern LOBP. In this environment, only an optimised LOBP design can ensure customer satisfaction and supplier profitability.
With over 50 years of blending experience, in both new and revamped plants all over the world, Cellier, as an activity of ABB, fully understands the complexity of running a lubes or greases manufacturing plant and in particular how to achieve inventory using Just In Time (JIT) principles integrated with the production of many finished products and packing combinations.
Cellier Activity has developed dedicated solutions and process engineering for lubricants and grease manufacturers, including design, construction and commissioning of automated production plants. It provides solutions such as in-line and batch blending systems, piggable transfer lines and manifolds, managed by plant-wide control systems which increase your LOBP efficiency and productivity.
ABB Ability™ Lubcel, a specific process control software for lubricants and grease manufacturing plants, helps you achieve the compliance with quality procedures and a total traceability of operations.
Benefits of ABB solutions
- Optimized product quality.
- Excellent dosing accuracy and repeatability.
- Process flexibility and performance to meet just-in-time requirements.
- Minimization of waste generation.
- Low maintenance.
- Automation specifically dedicated to the requirements of the unit.
- Improved plant profitability.