The company AlsaChimie is specialized in the manufacture of Nylon Salt and some of the essential components in the production of Nylon 6.6. The latter optimizes the functioning of the engine of the cars, lightens the vehicles, strengthens and softens the clothes, guarantees the good functioning of the airbags and the circuit breakers, etc.
With 35% of the world’s Adiponitrile produced at the Chalampé site in Alsace, AlsaChimie, in joint venture with ButaChimie on this particular site, is a key player in nylon chemistry.
The company also operates the HMD (Hexamethylenediamine) activity there and employs about 1000 people.
As a Seveso site (Directive 2012/18/EU), the site is strongly committed to ensuring the safety of the people working on the platform and of the local residents living nearby. To this end, the site deploys prevention and protection programs to ensure the safety of its manufacturing processes. Linspec, the inspection solution behind the PowerMaint module, is therefore a key component for the site.
The inspection solution was developed on and for the Chalampé site. The customization was made to meet the very specific needs of AlsaChimie and ButaChimie:
“We needed an IT solution for regulatory monitoring and management of pressure equipment. No other software was able to meet the needs as perfectly as this custom development.”
According to the site inspector, ” [the inspection modul] is now an essential tool for the Chalampé site. Without this software, we would go back to working with a filing cabinet, which would require an army of assistants and the reliability of the data would be greatly affected.
Key users and features
In Chalampé, the inspection software is used by about a hundred people daily, including inspectors for reading and writing, as well as maintenance operators and technicians for consulting and reading data.
– Quotes from an interview dated 04/05/2021 with the inspector of the Chalampé site (Alsace) –