Improving Performance & Efficiency of Pretreatment Chemistry Through Process Analytical Technology
The audience will learn how analytical techniques such as titrations, photometric analyses, direct measurements, and near-infrared spectroscopy can be automated for real-time process control of E-Coat baths. The audience will be able to identify where Process Analytical Technology can be deployed to improved performance and efficiency within their process.
The surface treatment industry must offer a high-quality product to be competitive, but that does not guarantee sustainability. Balancing stringent environmental and occupational safety regulations while reducing bath renewals and production stoppages, for example, can be a challenging task. Fortunately, both the efficiency and performance of pretreatment processes can be improved through bath chemistry monitoring automation.
Process Analytical Technology (PAT) brings analytical measurements directly to the process floor allowing for real-time control of bath chemistry, automating the tried and true manual methods used throughout the industry. During this talk, real-world case studies will demonstrate how PAT can turn data into practical information that can be used to improve performance, efficiency, and safety.
Learning Station I: Process Control / Maintenance