Afipsky refinery to begin construction of transfer and acceptance unit of 3 MTA crude oil
Afipsky refinery obtained a positive conclusion from the State expert review department and permission of Afipsky town Administration for construction of transfer and acceptance unit (TAU) for acceptance and fiscal metering of 3MTA of crude oil. New TAU is intended for provision of feed to the crude vacuum distillation unit, which is planned for construction and commissioning till 2021 as a part of the large scale upgrade program. The obtained documents enable to begin the next project stage – selection of a contractor and development of a construction schedule.
TAU of 50K m2 will be located nearby the existing one designed for 6 MTA of feed and will be connected to the «Tikhoretsk – Novorossiysk–3» main oil pipeline. TAU will be comprised of a control room, a tank farm for oil storage, connection and pressure control stations with the total area of 25K m2. Besides, TAU will be equipped with an automatic measuring system allowing to measure the following feed quality characteristics with the ultimate accuracy: density, moisture content, viscosity, pressure, and temperature.
The upgrade program, which is being implemented at the plant, also provides for construction and commissioning of a hydrocracker unit, diesel fuel hydro treatment unit and delayed coke unit. As a result of these activities the production capacity of Afipsky refinery will increase from 6 to 9 MTA of crude oil by 2020 and depth of processing from 77% to 93%.
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