2013 - EMEA Industry Session - Pharmaceuticals, Food and Specialty Chemicals
PI System as an Aid for Prevention and Control of Pollution
This presentation describes how the PI System is used at Solvay as a key tool to abide by regulations against pollution.
Directive 2008/1/EC (also called IPPC directive) and later, directive 2010/75/UE (also called IED directive) of the European Parliament impose environmental regulations on industrial operators, requiring them to work with authorities before being granted installation permits. According to general principles of the directives, the best available techniques (BAT) must be taken to prevent pollution. Considerations to be taken into account when determining BAT include preventing or minimizing risks of emissions, accidents, and any additional consequences for the environment.
Solvay in Rosignano (Italy) is keeping real time control of aspects which are under the scope of these directives or that have an important impact on the environment. The PI System tracks all warning or alarm events that must be justified by plant operators and keeps people informed of the evolving situation.
- Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Solvay Chimica Italia
Michele Albicocchi got his University Degree in Computer Science and specialized in Shortest Path Algorithms. He started working for Solvay Group in 1988, where he is presently responsible for Process Data Management for Solvay Rosignano Factory (Italy) and a reference for other plants inside Solvay Group. Albicocchi has been working with PIMS systems since 1991, and brings to his role extensive experience with other process data devices.