The Technobell petrochemical team attended the Clariant Maleic Anhydride conference which took place in Munich from 14 to 17 October 2019. The conference was an informative and at the same time socializing event that comprised three days of interesting discussions with various experts, including the Maleic Anhydride catalyst supplier, process licensors and equipment manufacturers. It was a unique opportunity to meet with our clients and potential future partners in one place, which provided an incredible networking experience.

At the conference, Technobell also had the opportunity to present its 3D model of patented Double Zone Tubular MA Reactor and the latest developments in Reactor performance optimization called Technobell Advanced Reaction Control (TARC) System.

We would like to thank and congratulate the Clariant team for the successful organization of this event.


Technobell Technology was granted a patent for »Double zone tubular reactor and method for carrying out maleic anhydride production by n-butane oxidation«

Technobell Technology is proud to announce that we have been granted a patent by the US Patent & Trademark Office for »Double Zone Tubular Reactor and Method for Carrying Out Maleic Anhydride Production by N-Butane Oxidation«. This highlights the innovations that are being carried out in our petrochemical department. We would like to thank our colleague COO Gabor Toth, the inventor, and his team who are focused on constant process and equipment design developments.

On this occasion Gabor Toth said: »Receiving this Patent is not only a validation of our know-how but even more confirmation from a world-renowned independent institution about the value of our R&D activities that result in new and useful innovations. We believe that by the application of Technobell’s exclusive State-of-the Art Maleic Anhydride Technology and Double Zone Reactor, our Clients will be satisfied owner of the market leading production performance.«


Abstract from the patent »Double zone tubular reactor and method for carrying out maleic anhydride production by n-butane oxidation«

A tubular reactor that produces maleic anhydride from a gas mixture containing n-butane and oxygen includes a first reaction zone including an inlet for the gas mixture and a second reaction zone including an outlet for a reaction gas mixture, a plurality of tubes extending in an axial direction through the first and second reaction zones, a temperature control system, configured for controlling a reaction temperature in each of the reaction zones independently, includes a heat transfer system for each of the reaction zones configured for controlling the temperature of a liquid coolant flowing through one of the reaction zones, and a circulation pumping system configured for controlling flow conditions of the liquid coolant flowing through the reactor and one of the heat transfer systems, and a preheating arrangement configured for preheating the gas mixture such that the gas mixture enters the first reaction zone at a predefined inlet temperature.

Technobell’s GRP Pipe Hydro-Testing Machine:  Faster, Stronger & Safer

Technobell’s Continuous Winding Machines are now able to reach the record production speed, even 60m/h. This allows the reduction of pipe production cost, something that all pipe producers are looking for.

In order to follow the high pipe production output, Technobell`s technical department has developed the latest generation Hydro-Testing Machine which is capable to test 100% of pipes produced at a maximum speed. This is rendered possible thanks to its completely automatic, PLC based control system. All technical aspects have been thought in order to make the Hydro-Testing Machine safe, easy to use and most efficient of its kind.

All Hydro-Testing Machine’s features allow the testing process to be performed by only one operator in absolute safety.

Our Hydro-Testing Machine has been designed to withstand up to 1,350 ton of end thrust load with a safety factor of 1.5 which is the highest among this type of machines available on the market. Moreover, all testing data are recorded and can be shared with QC via LAN connection.

The pump piping capacity has been sized in order to reach a testing pressure of up to 100 bars which allows the user to perform a burst test even on a DN 1000 mm pipe.

In the figure below you can see a comparison between Continuous Winding Machine production time and the Hydro-Testing Machine testing speed using the relevant standards (ISO 7511, AWWA C950, BS 5480).


Middle East is investing in a new Maleic Anhydride plant using Technobell’s Technology


After completing the engineering of the new 22.000 TPY Maleic Anhydride plant based on Technobell’s License the production plant erection is currently ongoing.

The expected start-up of the newest Middle East Maleic Anhydride plant is foreseen in the beginning of 2020 and will be under the supervision of Technobell’s experts.

Technobell is going to support the plant operations management during the initial plant operating period involving three former Maleic Anhydride plant managers of Technobell.

Technobell would like to thank all visitors, partners and customers who visited our booth at JEC World 2019 in Paris.  Our team of experts from the GRP, Polyester Resins and Petrochemical departments where excited to meet you and  share their knowledge about the composite industry.

Technobell’s Double Zone Maleic Anhydride Reactor Ready for 60.000 TPY Capacity.

The Research and Development Team from Technobell’s Technology Department has successfully finished the design of its new High capacity Double Zone Reactor for n-butane based Maleic Anhydride production with single train capacity up to 60.000 TPY.

The most advanced reactor is a result of constant research and development of Technobell’s engineering team, well-known for its continuous focusing on technology know-how and process equipment improvements based on market demands and known bottlenecks of worldwide operating reactors.

The new reactor combines the advantage of the revolutionary performance of Technobell’s licensed Double Zone Reactor and high production capacity resulting in a market leading production performance, productivity, economisation and efficiency.

Reactor’s key features:

  • Concentric salt circulation results equal salt distribution both in radial and axial directions around the catalyst tubes.
  • Central reaction gas inlet with special gas distributor design ensures identical GHSV in each catalyst tube.
  • Operation with the Double Zone Reactor leads to high production flexibility with exceptional high reaction maleic anhydride yield.
  • Gives flexibility to the end-user to generate any MP, HP or HHP steam as required by its process.
  • Operation with high n-butane concentration in the feed gas parallel with high n-C4 conversion and selectivity.
  • Reduced hot-spot temperature and smooth catalyst temperature profile extends the catalyst lifecycle.
  • Significant investment cost reduction.

Europe’s Maleic Anhydride Production Capacity is Expanding by Technobell’s Technology.

Technobell’s Petrochemical Technologies Department has successfully completed the Front-end Engineering Design of a new Maleic Anhydride unit to be operated by the largest Oil and Gas Company in the CEE region.

The new plant with a total maleic anhydride production capacity of 45.000 TPY is planned to be in operation by 2021 and is going to use Technobell’s maleic anhydride technology with the application of Technobell’s proprietary and mandatory equipment like the most advanced Reactor system, Promoter addition system, Thermal oxidizer and State-of-the art hybrid driven compressor packages.

PORTOROŽ, SLOVENIA – After the success of the first Maleic Anhydride conference held in 2016 Technobell decided to organize a second conference also this year. The 2nd Technobell’s conference & Operations Management Training in the Field of Maleic Anhydride Process took place in Portorož from September 18th to September 21st 2018. The event was attended by more than 30 professionals from 11 countries.

The conference was a unique opportunity to receive up-to-date information about the latest developments in the field of Maleic Anhydride production technologies, to learn how to optimize the production process and to establish contacts with the top professionals from the field.

This year’s JEC2018 was characterized by a huge number of visitors, both new clients and old friends. We wish to thank you all for participating.

Also this year the Technobell Team presented our latest projects and developments in the fields of Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) Pipes Production Technologies and Chemical Process Production Technologies and visitors had the opportunity to test our CFW production plant scale model for the production of GRP pipes.

We have already started the countdown to JEC2019.


Technobell d.o.o. Koper is proud to announce that it has been awarded with the Gold in creditworthiness by Bisnode Slovenia. As stated in the certificate, Technobell d.o.o. Koper has met the criteria of creditworthiness for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and is therefore among the best Slovenian companies. The AAA Gold Creditworthiness Certificate is an evidence of company’s credibility and reliability.