The sulphuric acid production unit, which is annually renewed due to its specifics, went out of repair works three days ahead of schedule.
An important link in the technological chain of polyethylene production, utility 104, has undergone significant changes. Pyrolysis furnace P-9, the largest and the most powerful among such technological units of this kind at the Polymir plant, was placed in operation after a large-scale renovation in May 2020. In August they completed commissioning work. The warranty readings were taken – they confirm that the furnace is now functioning according to the contract conditions. Now P-9 is operating at full capacity and ensures the release of target products – ethylene and propylene.
OJSC Naftan is among leaders in terms of capacities for the production of petroleum bitumen in Belarus. It also holda a solid position in this segment. The pandemic has a minor impact on the sales of dark binders taking into account our enterprise. Mostly because of the large-scale road state programs. Bitumen remains to be highly demanded product and has a positive effect on the economic stability of the enterprise. Products are shipped on the domestic market and also goes for export.
Construction and installation works are at full speed in the tank fields of workshop No. 8. Their radical modernization is being carried out as a part of the investment development projects of Naftan. Their productive capability and technological scheme are updated to receive petroleum products from the Delayed coking unit.
At the end of November China Petroleum Technology & Development Corporation (CPTDC) experts visited Naftan to discuss issues of future development and repairs at the enterprise. This company is a wholly owned subsidiary enterprise of China National Petroleum Corporation. It acts as the general contractor of contracts in the field of oil and gas extraction, pipeline construction, oil refining and petrochemicals production, and is also the largest supplier of Chinese petrochemical materials and equipment.
The large-scale repair campaign of 2019 at Naftan finished at the "Phenolic oil purification No. 1". Updates at this facility are designed to improve the technical and economic properties of the equipment. Repair made it possible to introduce some technological solutions that helped to increase the efficiency of the production process.
The repair campaign of 2019 continues. Today the hottest point at the "Polymir" plant is at workshop No. 104. Here, for the first time in 17 years since its launch in 2002 extensive repairs are underway to replace outdated equipment at pyrolysis furnace P-9. One of the new and progressive facilities of the polyethylene production needed a complete replacement of transferline exchanger and radiant coils. Today the installed equipment goes through the piping process.
Almost simultaneously maintenance works began at "Dewaxing of oils unit No.1" and "Oil filtration unit". Within limited time many complex operations were carried out aimed at increasing the reliability of those facilities, optimization of production processes and scaling up their efficiency. The repairs were completed on schedule.