The Chemical Industry and Automation

It is likely that your production facility is already much more flexible and efficient today than it was just a few years ago. But the standards of productivity, reliability, and safety are constantly rising. Tried-and-tested, durable, and functionally safe solutions from Festo are the best way to ensure that you continue to meet these requirements. On this page, you will find an overview of our range of products and services.

Reliable and Efficient Systems

Explosive substances, aggressive media, and extreme temperatures make numerous processes in the chemical industry extremely risky. Festo not only helps you make processes more productive, but also supports you in your goal of ensuring that people and the environment remain safe. But we also know how important it is to cut costs and save energy.

This can be achieved through innovative components and system solutions to safely automate your processes in the oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical, polymer, basic, specialty, and consumer chemical industries. We are constantly working on new solutions and advancements to keep your business profitable – even when requirements change rapidly. Thanks to Festo’s expertise and global support, you can rely on an experienced partner with a worldwide presence. We support you in every phase of the project, from engineering, procurement, installation and start-up to operation and on-site service.

We automate the entire process, from the extraction of raw materials to the finished product

Oil & Gas

Automation solutions for the chemical industry: oil and gas

Whether onshore or offshore – automation solutions from Festo are perfectly suited to your industry’s demanding environmental conditions. Many of our products meet the highest safety standards and are also Ex-certified and SIL-certified.

Our automation solutions are already in use in these areas:

  • Oil rigs
  • Pipelines

Refinery/Petrochemical/Polymer/Inorganic Basic Chemicals

Automation Solutions for the Chemical Industry

You can automate, regulate, and control the flow of media in large-scale chemical facilities with solutions from Festo – from media supply to continuous and batch processes. Our robust and certified products easily withstand the harsh environmental conditions of outdoor facilities. Boost the productivity of your systems and increase efficiency with our innovative automation solutions tailored to your needs.

Our automation solutions are already in use in these areas:

  • Tank farms/silos
  • Convoys
  • Reactors
  • Media supply
  • Mixers
  • Distillation
  • Dryers/coolers
  • Filling

Specialty Chemicals/Consumer Chemicals

Automation solutions for the chemical industry: specialty chemicals/consumer chemicals

In smaller indoor systems for specialty and consumer chemicals, automation solutions from Festo are really at their most impressive. Fluctuating production volumes and different end products demand highly flexible systems and automation concepts. Enjoy smooth operating processes and minimize system downtimes with innovative solutions from Festo.

Our automation solutions are already in use in these areas:

  • Tank farms
  • Reactors
  • Mixers
  • Spray dryers
  • Media supply
  • Filling

Conventional to Intelligent!

Functional Safety Solutions for the Process Control Industry

Festo solenoid pilot valves are an integral part of the final control element in any Emergency Shutdown System.

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The dock “thinks” for itself

The world of bulk material handling seems easy at first glance: moving, filling, delivering. The art of dealing with a variety of different materials, however, lies in the details, such as the docking and undocking of containers at weighing stations.

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Pneumatic automation concepts – a comparison of individual valves and valve terminals

Individual valves or valve terminals – which is the most suitable option for actuating pneumatically automated process valves? What are the technological and economic differences between the two? Which diagnostic options are available with valve terminals for reducing unscheduled downtime?

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Automation solutions for fingerboards in the Oil and Gas industry

Very few environments are as demanding as those on an oil rig. Materials are stressed and corrosion is promoted by water, salt and wind, as well as extreme weather fluctuation. The highly innovative Festo Motion Terminal as well as the state of the art valve terminal VTUG combined with our control cabinets offer reliable and steady solutions for automation of fingerboards under these harsh conditions.

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Automation solutions for green hydrogen production

Green hydrogen for a sustainable future

A successful transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies is essential to achieve the goal of “net zero”. In energy-intensive production facilities such as those in the chemical, steel and cement industries, therefore, sustainably produced hydrogen is playing an increasingly large role. Of key importance here is that the gas is harvested using electricity from renewable resources; however, at the same time the process must be as efficient as possible and, above all, safe. We support you with reliable automation solutions along the entire value chain.

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Not the right products for your needs? You will find even more products for the chemical industry here:

Chemical Industry Product Selection

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