Tank Farm RevampingNovember 22, 2021 00:00
Repair activities have been completed at the Monomer Plant on R6/2 tank where 2-ethylhexanol bottom product is stored.
Midlife repair of the tank in Shop No. 34 started in July. Repair activities included metal structures repair, service platforms replacement, anticorrosive coating of the tank, tank apron replacement.
— The process staff of normal butyl aldehyde recovery unit took part in the preparation of this tank for repair, commissioning and receipt of feed into this tank, — says Nikolai Ionov, Mechanical Engineer of the unit of butyl aldehyde recovery, condensation, rectification of 2-ethylhexanol, wastewater treatment and water treatment unit of Shop No. 34. — The next repair of R-4/1 tank is scheduled for 2023.
In total, 37 tanks have been repaired in the Company since the beginning of the year. Nine more tanks are under repair.
— All repairs are planned two years ahead, — says Igor Vasilyev, Deputy Chief Equipment Reliability Mechanic. — The schedule of midlife repairs, overhauls and repairs based on the results of tanks and gasholders safety expert review, is formed. Mechanics of the units prepare defects lists for tanks repair. During the repair, in the process of diagnostics and safety expert review, additional rejection reports are drawn up which also have to be addressed during the scheduled repair.
In addition to the repair of operational tanks, the Company revamps the tank farm. Thus, as a part of the comprehensive program of technical re-equipment at the Monomer Plant, three new tanks have been put into operation this year; two of them are designed for storing resin and cracking gas condensate, one for gasoline. Moreover, installation of three new gasoline storage tanks at the Oil Refinery has begun.
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.
Press office, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat