Modernization Continues

As part of the tank farm upgrade program, new tanks will be installed in the Monomer Plant's Feed and Product Shop to provide uninterrupted feedstock (gasoline fraction) to EP-355 facility.

New tanks that meet all industrial safety regulations are being built at the site

New tanks that meet all industrial safety regulations are being built at the site


The project envisages replacement of two tanks R-6 and R-7, which have been in operation since 1983. During the industrial safety examination it was determined that these tanks require high costs to carry out their repairs. They are also outdated and do not meet modern industrial safety rules. On this basis it was decided to replace them and include in the tank farms modernization program. The project under this program is aimed at replacing such tanks and installing new ones that ensure reliable operation of our Company, protection from emergency situations and have modern control and regulation methods.

— The tanks R-6 and R-7 with the capacity of 1000 m3 each are designed to receive and store a gasoline fraction coming from the Oil Refinery with the following pumping to EP-355 facility, — says Vyacheslav Kozhemyako, Head of the Monomer Plant’s Feed and Product Shop. — Continuous operation of shops No.55 and No.56 at EP-355 depends on these tanks, that translates to the operation of the shops connected with this production. Thus, the tanks R-6 and R-7 constitute a part of a big chain of EP-355 facility and the Monomer Plant as a whole.

«SGNKhP» project institute developed designs for replacement of tanks R-6 and R-7, which include all necessary safety measures for protecting the tanks themselves, as well as the related equipment, service personnel and the environment. Earlier the operation parameters of these tanks were displayed on the secondary instrumentation. Now modern means of control and operation for these tanks via automatic control system are being introduced.

Work has already begun in the shop as part of the project. Particularly, at the moment the tank R-7 has been dismantled, the ground is being excavated in order to lay the foundation for a new tank. The tank R-6 is at the stage of preparation for dismantling. The work is supervised by representatives of the Capital Construction Department.

For reference

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. The main destinations for exports of petroleum products are European and CIS countries; for petroleum and gas chemical products — more than 30 CIS and non-CIS countries, with the largest volumes of petroleum and gas chemical products exported to Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Finland and others.

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

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