Final stage of FCC commissioning

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat has started the final stage of the Catalytic Cracking Complex commissioning.

The Catalytic Cracking Complex start-up will allow to increase the production of commercial high-octane motor gasolines meeting EURO-5 requirements, as well as significantly reduce the burden on the environment.

When adjusting the equipment and bringing the complex to the normal operating mode, in particular, during the first start-up of the centrifugal wet gas compressor, a part of the gases is temporarily sent to the flare stack for the period of setting the compressor operation parameters, resulting in gases flaring with intense smoke formation. Gas flaring is a controlled process being an integral part of the start-up operations. The environmental impact does not exceed the permitted standards.

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The Catalytic Cracking Complex is designed for the production of a high-octane component of motor gasoline and liquefied petroleum gases propane-propylene and butane-butylene cuts, which are valuable raw materials in petrochemistry. The project implementation will allow to increase the production of commercial high-octane motor gasolines meeting EURO-5 requirements and, accordingly, the yield of light products. The complex meets all the requirements of environmental and industrial safety. The project provides for specialized gas treatment facilities and electric filters to filter out all harmful contaminants. There are no environmental risks. The Catalytic Cracking Complex is to replace two outdated units: CC-1 and CC-2 built in the 50s of the last century.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat is one of the largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes in Russia. The Complex was founded in 1948.

The Company is integrated into the Gazprom system. It has the basic advantage: consolidating on a single site a full cycle of crude hydrocarbons processing, petrochemistry and mineral fertilizers production. The Company comprises the Oil Refinery, Gas & Chemical Plant and the Monomer Plant.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produces more than 150 items, over 50% of which are bulk products including motor gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, styrene, polystyrene, low density polyethylene, high density polyethylene, DOP plasticizer, butyl alcohols, sulphur, ammonia, urea, acrylic acid, butyl acrylate etc.

The products are shipped to all federal subjects of the country. Export supplies of oil products are mainly directed to European and CIS countries. Petro- and gas chemicals are exported to over 30 CIS and non-CIS countries and the largest volumes are shipped to Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Finland etc.

High quality of Gazprom neftekhim Salavat output is confirmed by certificates of conformity to ISO 9001 and 14001, the international standards of quality and environmental safety.