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|Angarsk Refinery © Rosneft|
Rosneft implements process automation at Angarsk refinery
Nov. 20, 2015 + + + OJSC Angarsk Petrochemical Co. (APC), a subsidiary of
Russia’s OJSC Rosneft, has let a contract to Honeywell Process Solutions
(HPS), a division of Honeywell International Inc., to provide advanced
automated control and safety systems at its 10-million tonne/year
integrated refinery and petrochemical complex in eastern Siberia’s Irkutsk
The Experion PKS at Angarsk includes the combination of an advanced automation platform with related software applications, as well as an operator interface that includes alarm management with alarm-tracking functions.
With Experion PKS already implemented at the plant, the refinery already
has produced its first shipment of Euro 5-compliant premium fuel and is
continuing its strategy to increase refining volumes and processing depth
at reduced costs, the service provider said. The system also has helped to
reduce operator workloads at the coking unit, according to Igor Zverkov,
APC’s head meteorologist. A value of the original contract was not
Specifically, the modernization program at Angarsk is designed to help the refinery’s production comply with Euro 5 emissions standards and bring a range of improvements to process management, operational safety, downtime risk management, as well as reduce its steam and fuel consumption, the service provider said.
Rosneft, which plans a full transition to production of Euro 5 motor fuels at all of its refineries by the end of 2015, told investors in early September that it also would commission a methyl tertiary butyl ether unit as well as complete the replacement of isomerization catalyst at the Angarsk complex by yearend.
In addition to the MTBE production plant, Rosneft advised investors in its annual report for 2014 that construction and assembly works were under way for the following units at the Angarsk complex as part of the refinery upgrade program:
• A catalytic cracker.
• Tuapse refinery, 57%.