Averda is a leading company in South African waste management, but we also specialise in catalyst handling services. As a full-service handling provider, we are able to remove and replace spent catalyst from process vessels in the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries, anywhere in South Africa.
Catalyst handling services are highly specialised and require strict procedural processes to ensure the safety of employees. It is a vital aspect of the turnaround, repair and maintenance of industrial facilities that use catalysts in their processes. Catalysts are chemicals or materials that are used to speed up certain reactions in industrial processes, improving efficiency, reducing energy consumption and reducing emissions at the same time.
Most catalyst applications involve full-containment of these hazardous materials that can be harmful to humans and the environment. The careful handling of these materials is extremely important as exposure to certain catalysts could be life-threatening. The major risks come with loading and unloading the catalysts at a factory. Luckily, this is an infrequent operation.
However, it requires specialist handling companies, like Averda, to carry out these operations. This will ensure the safety of factory workers and the responsible disposal of spent catalyst that will ensure the protection of the environment.
Averda has highly-trained catalyst handling professionals
We employ full-time catalyst professionals that are fully trained in the following processes:
- Catalyst loading and unloading
- Inert entry
- Product removal
- Vacuum systems
- Gravity dumping
- Spent catalyst disposal
- Sock loading
- Rescue services
Catalyst handling professionals are often required to work in confined spaces, such as storage tanks and reactors. These spaces are often filled with inert gases, such as nitrogen, to prevent fires and explosions. However, this requires handlers to wear fully-protective gear with an oxygen supply.
Averda offers these services anywhere in South Africa. Get in touch with us to find out more about our catalyst handling operations and to get a quote. We are a fully-compliant waste management company that can guarantee the safe disposal of spent catalyst.
Averda is a leading waste management provider with over 50 years of experience across three continents. Through growth, transformation and engagement, we strive to find new ways of managing waste while protecting the community and environment.
By pairing international expertise with local insights, we have secured our position as one of South Africa’s most respected providers of waste management and industrial cleaning services. We also operate in the recycling, pipe inspection, CCTV, infrastructure inspection, hydro-demolition, high-pressure water jetting and catalyst handling industries.
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