State-of-the-art isomerization unit put into operationJune 1, 2017 2017 16:03
Technical reequipping of the Oil Refinery is under way at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. Implementation of the investment project — Unit of Isomerization of Pentane-Hexane Cut — has become one of the major steps in the modernization.
The isomerization unit is designed based on Axens (France) technology. The new facility will allow minimizing the emissions into atmosphere due to a low sulfur compounds content and absence of aromatics as well as increasing by 1–2 points the octane number of gasoline flows of the Oil Refinery at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat.
In early March the isomerization unit underwent a test run at maximum capacity. All the operating performances in terms of capacity and product specification were achieved. Following the test run the representatives of Axens licensing company and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat management signed a final statement on the unit performance probe and guaranteed performances achieved.
The start of the new unit will enable the Company to enhance production of gasoline complying with high Euro-5 ecological class. The introduction and utilization of low temperature isomerization will ensure industrial safety and save energy resources.