Data management in chemistry

All processes in the chemical industry produce data. Whether it is the right mixing ratio, pressures and temperatures, flow rates or voltages: intelligent monitoring, smart processing and the right analysis can help the chemical industry to use resources more efficiently and reduce operating costs.

When you think of chemicals, multinational companies come to mind quickly. The chemical industry in Germany consists mainly of small and medium-sized companies. The chemical sector is one of the strongest sectors of industry in Germany. The chemical industry includes companies that are involved in the conversion of natural and the production of synthetic raw materials. Flexibility and accuracy are very important in this sector because the chemical industry as a supplier industry must adapt to changing market conditions immediately. To remain agile in this challenging market, it is especially important in the chemical industry to have continuous control over own production data and thus be able to implement changes and make adaptations quickly. Based on a solid database, the possibilities for the future can be evaluated. This is the only way for a chemical company to ensure a secure future, even in uncertain times.

Production data as the basis for more success

TeBIS® helps the chemical industry to collect, select and view data. TeBIS® is a technical information system. No matter what sector of the chemical industry you are working in, whether

  • Inorganic substances,
  • Organic substances,
  • Fertilisers and plant treatment products,
  • Plastics

or other chemical products are your profession - only with a precise and reliable tool you will get the information you need to fully exploit your market potential. We know that the chemical industry as an industry of specialists and for special applications can be called anything but homogeneous. Therefore, it is important to use software that can be configurated in a flexible and modular way exactly for the individual application.

Why information for the chemical industry is worth money

TeBIS® can also be used for the long-term recording of data on the status quo. A wide variety of applications can be realized in the evaluation, such as the identification of concrete resource efficiency potentials in the individual process steps of production. The information obtained in this way can also be used to identify any obstacles that hinder the saving of resources. What is your individual goal? Together with TeBIS® you will come a step closer to it!

Process parts and your potentials

Working with TeBIS® shows: The core processes of the chemical industry such as synthesis and formulation, refining and filling generally have a high potential density. Although the chemical industry in Germany is already highly technical, there are additional possibilities for potential savings in this part of the process - above all in the recycling of components and in the cleaning of machines and systems.

But even in the periphery of the processes that the chemical industry performs, the information once obtained allow conclusions regarding potential savings. No matter whether heat recovery or compressed air supply: intelligent systems can be used to identify potential savings in most companies in the chemical industry.

In methodology, there are significant differences in terms of management systems and business models. Here an individual analysis is very helpful. The condition for all findings is the precise and targeted recording of all process-relevant data and the evaluation of the data in adequate information systems. On the basis of these fundamental steps, savings potentials in the range of five to ten percent can be realized without much effort, as a study in the chemical industry has shown.

In its summary, the study concludes that "the basic lever for realising resource efficiency potentials is the company-wide collection of suitable consistent key data that can be used to identify the resource efficiency potential of individual products, production processes and companies. The collection of key figures on resource consumption (including the use of natural sinks through waste and emissions) in SMEs is therefore proposed as an important solution.

In a next step, these data can be used and systematized for creating time series to allow a targeted evaluation to increase resource efficiency. It is therefore important to support SMEs in the acquisition of such indicators".