Chemical + Petrochemical Production

A chemical plant is an industrial process plant that manufactures (or processes) chemicals, usually on a large scale.

The general objective of a chemical plant is to create new material wealth via the chemical or biological transformation and or separation of materials. Chemical plants use specialized equipment, including centrifugal and reciprocating compressors and steam turbines, and other process technology in the manufacturing process.

Petrochemical plants (plants using chemicals from petroleum as a raw material or feedstock) are usually located adjacent to an oil refinery to minimize transportation costs for the feedstocks produced by the refinery. Similar to chemical plants, petrochemical plants use specialized equipment, including centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, steam turbines, and nitric acid expanders along with other process technology in the manufacturing process.

Dresser-Rand’s extensive line of reciprocating compressors, centrifugal compressors, steam turbines and nitric acid expanders has established an outstanding record for performance, efficiency, reliability, and low cost of ownership in the most demanding applications, especially ethylene, polyethylene, ammonia, nitric acid, and urea.