BASF: Digitalization of Automated Valves is Progressing!

Digitalization is a big topic within BASF. The company is working on a digital platform in the cloud which contains (technical) data regarding its assets.

As a member of the Technical Expertise Team at Ludwigshafen, Alexander Hein deals with automated valves in various production plants across BASF’s oldest and largest Verbund site. “From the naphtha crackers to the units that produce specialized chemicals, our team has an impact as valves and actuators are indispensable for a safe and efficient production. There is still progression possible, especially in the domain of digitalization making more use of the positioners, the valves’ interface to the automation system.”

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Sara Mathov is a feature editor contributing to Valve World Americas, Stainless steel World Americas and other related print & online media.