Antipinsky Oil Refinery introduces international nature-protection standards
In the nearest future the construction of up-to-date wastewater treatment facilities will be completed at Antipinsky Oil Refinery in the Tyumen Region.
The facilities estimated at 3.1 billion rubles occupying the area of 10.73 hectares are being built within the framework of the workflow phase III construction at the refinery. Industrial and rainfall as well as domestic sewage waters will pass through several treatment blocks: preliminary, physical, chemical, and biological treatment, advanced treatment, and disinfection. Ecological equipment will enable the refinery to reuse up to 60% of treated wastewaters for technical purposes, to make the remaining water meet hygienic requirements and channel it to the Tura River.
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY are some of priority development areas for Antipinsky Oil Refinery
Oil products, residues, and excess sludge resulted in the course of water treatment will get into the dehydration unit where impurities are to undergo a three-phase separation process at a horizontal centrifuge. After centrifuge the dehydrated oil products will be directed for reuse. Dehydrated residues will be subject to bio-oxidation using special biological preparations after which they can be of service in industrial areas for filling trenches and pits.
— Advanced treatment methods enable the refinery to prevent any changes of the Tura River bottom and any limitations of water traffic in the course of operating water intake facilities, Chief Engineer of Antipinsky Oil Refinery Andrei Serbsky comments on the situation. — The impact of harmful factors (noise, vibration, emissions, and discharges) on the environment and employees will reduce. Besides, operational costs will be minimized due to the use of advanced chemical agents and low power consumption of equipment.
Andrei Serbsky has pointed out that industrial safety and environmental security are some of priority development areas for Antipinsky Oil Refinery. Last year the refinery allocated over 1.2 billion rubles for environmental protection and efficient use of natural resources (including for construction of treatment facilities).
In the current year almost 2 billion rubles are to be allocated for these purposes.
A special Environmental Protection Department is constantly monitoring the ecological condition of earth, water, and air at the refinery. Employees of the department are responsible for compliance with the requirements of international and Russian legislation, prevention of accidents and incidents which might make a disastrous impact on nature. Environmentalists of Antipinsky Oil Refinery regularly attend seminars and shows held at regional and Russian national level, get additional education and undergo retraining at professional training centers functioning on the basis of Russian higher educational establishments.
— High-technology equipment of advanced Russian and world producers, such as LIT Research and Production Association, EKO-Umvelt CJSC, Zickert (Sweden), Separation Specialist (USA), GE Water & Process Technologies (Hungary), and others, is used at the refinery’s III-rd phase facilities, Maria Yashmetova, Assistant to Chairman of the Board of Directors of Antipinsky Oil Refinery, continues to speak on the topic.
— One of mandatory requirements which our enterprise imposed on equipment producers and suppliers was that of undergoing training at theoretical and practical courses on proper operation of facilities conducted for the refinery’s specialists.
Some technological solutions making it possible to minimize the impact of industrial factors on the environment were taken into account even at the design stage of the refinery. They include the use of burner units in process furnaces, the application of a sealed system during the entire process flow, the implementation of the water-disposal system preventing the discharge of untreated wastewaters into surface water bodies. All technological processes at the enterprise are provided with the systems of automatic control over the condition of operating equipment. In case of failure smart systems warn operating personnel about any error or turn off the equipment automatically. — Against the background of the growing volumes of oil production and refining the issues of environmental protection and industrial safety are among those which are of top priority for both, governmental structures and oil companies, General Director of Antipinsky Oil Refinery Gennady Lisovichenko stresses. — Due to the fact that our refinery is a successfully and sustainably developing enterprise it cannot stay aside from current challenges of today’s reality. The enterprise is trying to comply with international quality standards, it fulfills all requirements of the Russian Federation’s legislation and meets its own very strict environmental standards.
By the way, after commissioning of new units of the third workflow phase of Antipinsky Oil Refinery the Tyumen Region will be provided with Euro-5 motor gasoline and diesel fuel, which fact will make it possible to reduce environmental pressure of vehicles on the ambience of the region. The use of Euro-5 fuel which is noted for the lower content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and sulfur minimizes the smoke intensity of exhaust gases significantly and reduces the combustion product emission into the atmosphere.
Antipinsky Oil Refinery CJSC was founded in July 2004 on the territory of the Tyumen Region where 72% of Russian oil and 91% of natural gas reserves are concentrated. The 1st workflow phase of the refinery with the estimated capacity of 400 thousand tons of oil per year was put into operation already in November 2006.
In May 2010 the 2nd workflow phase of the refinery with the estimated capacity of 2.75 million tons of oil per year was put into operation, whereas the total capacity of Antipinsky Oil Refinery reached 3.5 million tons of refined oil per year. In the course of modernization of the 2nd workflow phase at the end of 2012 the enterprise managed to achieve the production capacity of 3.5 million tons per year, and the aggregate capacity of the refinery amounted to 4.2 million tons per year.
Within the framework of construction of the 3rd workflow phase of Antipinsky Oil Refinery ELOU-AT-3 unit with the capacity of 3.7 million tons per year will be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2013, which will swell the crude oil refining potentials of the enterprise up to 7.5 million tons per year. In addition to that, in 2014 the production of Euro-5 diesel fuel (with the content of sulfur not exceeding 10 ppm) will begin. In 2015 the processing depth will reach 94%, and in 2016 the production of Euro-5 gasoline will begin.