On the eve of the refinery’s professional holiday – Oil, Gas and Fuel Industry Employee Day – two coke drums arrived in Tyumen for the Antipinsky Oil Refinery’s fuel oil deep processing unit with a delayed coking module.
The drums weighing in total more than 930 tons took one month to come to Tyumen from Spain. They were supposed to be reloaded onto other barges in Tobolsk and delivered separately. However, a sufficient water level in rive Tura has made it possible to bring them directly to Tyumen.
On August 5, 2014, at about 08:00 p.m. Tyumen time, the barge laden with the coke drums successfully moored to the temporary quay specially built near the Antipino Village.
The drums will be unloaded from the barge in the next few days. Their delivery to the refinery is scheduled for October, as the foundation for the installation of the coke drums is still being built.
Of particular note is the fact that the coke drum will be delivered using trailers at nighttime to avoid causing inconvenience to the villagers and employees of the enterprises located along the Old Tobolsky Highway.
We would like to remind our readers that coke drums are the main element of delayed coking units. They are part of the combined deferred tar carbonization unit with a fuel oil vacuum distillation module. They are designed to produce petroleum coke and increase the depth of refining heavy oil residues.