Last week we visited Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran (nr Cowdenbeath). The plant itself makes Ethylene, which is a gas used to make household plastics among other things.
When we arrived we were taken to a small training and education centre, a short distance away from the main plant, there we were shown a video on how the plant uses heating and cooling equipment to product Ethylene from the gas found in oil deposits. The gas is heated in large furnaces to help rid it of any other chemical impurities and bonds, the by-products are then recycled and used as fuel or as a power source for other areas of the plant.
We really enjoyed looking around the plant seeing each area of the the process, which was narrated by our very own Civilian Instructor - Mr Barclay! We particulaly enjoyed the control room there were lots of screens and computers controlling every aspect of the plant and we got to speak to some of the operators.
We would like to say a big thank yo to everyone at the plant who took the time to speak to us, particular Mr Barclay who organised the tour.