HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, a leading German provider of smart safety solutions for industrial applications, already has experience and success in the application of its SIL-rated products in rotating machinery application. Recently, the company has entered into a partnership with Energy Control Technologies (ECT), a US company providing control solutions for rotating machinery, to better address this growing market. The partnership will combine HIMA’s SIL rated products and its worldwide sales presence with ECT’s capabilities and experience. Together, both companies will offer safety customers SIL-rated hardware for rotating machinery applications. ECT’s algorithms will be used for surge and performance control, load sharing and master control, steam turbine speed and extraction control, and expander control.
End users will be the primary target group of the partnership, especially in brown-field projects, aimed at the modernization of existing machines. The combined offering is suitable for refining applications, like fluid catalytic cracker air blowers and wet gas compressors, power recovery systems, hydrogen recycle applications and refrigeration. The SIL-rated hardware and rotating machinery control technology will also be valuable in chemical applications, like ethylene and ammonia plants.