ACHEMA is an iconic event in the chemical industry, held since as early as 1920. By tradition, the exhibition is held every three years in Germany’s business capital.
This year, the exhibition venue accommodated 3,700 exhibitors from 55 countries, who presented their cutting-edge technologies and innovative processes for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries. More than 145 thousand industry professionals attended the event.
SST Group once again took part in ACHEMA and presented its developments in electric heating for chemical and petrochemical plants and special purpose installations. At SST Group’s booth, the entire product line of electric heating cables was featured.
The number of visitors to SST Group’s booth increased by half compared to the last ACHEMA exhibition. The Russian manufacturer’s products meet global standards and aroused great interest. At the booth, negotiations were held with both existing and potential customers — 80 % of all visitors were new customers.
When carrying out projects for chemical industry sites, SST Group pays special attention to the safety of electric heating systems. The Group’s operations have implemented a quality management system certified for compliance with the standards ISO 9001:2015 and GOST R ISO 9001-2015. Products offered by SST Group have valid international ATEX, IECEx, and VDE certificates confirming the high level of quality and safety, including explosive environments.
At ACHEMA 2018, SST Group for the first time presented at its booth the new heating system for extra long pipelines VeLL (Very Long Line) based on constant power electric cable. A system of three cables tightly connected by couplings makes it possible to heat pipes up to 150 km long with a single power supply connection and an unlimited length of the auxiliary network. The VeLL system is capable of withstanding temperatures up to + 260 °C.
The series-resistance heating cable product line for the chemical industry includes the high-temperature SNF and mineral insulation MIC cables with high resistance to aggressive environments and mechanical impacts.
In the chemical and petrochemical industry, electric heating is used for a broad wide range of functions, including compensation for thermal loss, maintaining the temperature of the product during transportation and storage, and preventing the formation of condensate. Systems based on electric heating cables are used to heat special purpose installations, pipelines and tanks, industrial sites and roofs, process equipment, and distribution cabinets.
SST Group completed its first projects in the chemical industry back in 2007, when electric heating solutions were commissioned at a EuroChem carbamide granulation plant and at two Schekinazot sites.
SST Group, founded in 1991, is the largest in Russia and one of the world’s major manufacturers of heating cables and electric heating systems for industrial and domestic applications. Products and solutions by SST Group are available throughout Russia and are exported to 47 markets worldwide. Over the years of successful operation, SST Group has emerged as a center of expertise, accumulating vast experience in managing challenging projects.