Federal agency Glavgosekspertiza Russia has approved the project to construct a process condensate purification facility at the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery.
The project is a part of vast environmental programme at the Omsk Refinery that also includes complete modernisation of the plant.
This new facility is expected to be commissioned in 2018.
The new 100m³ per hour facility will enable ammonia and sulphide removal from process condensate produced at secondary refining units.
About 97% of water collected from this separation and purification process will be transported back to the plant’s production run (process cycle).
The sulphides and ammonia separated in the process will be recycled into sulphur and nitrogen that holds substantial demand in the petrochemicals industry.
Technological Engineering Holding PETON of Ufa has designed the process condensate purification facility.
The facility will be developed according to the latest industrial and environmental safety requirements.
In line with current industrial and environmental safety requirements, the process condensate purification facility will be equipped with the latest automation, diagnostic and emergency response systems.
Gazprom Neft has started implementing a comprehensive modernisation programme at its Omsk Refinery since 2008.
The programme seeks to improve the quality of the oil products that are produced at the facility, enhance refining depth and operational efficiency and intensify the yield of light oil products.
The company also claimed that in the first phase of the modernisation programme, the refinery has been successful in reducing the environmental impacts of 36% in line with the proportional increase in refining volumes.
Image: Omsk Oil Refinery. Photo: Courtesy of Gazprom-neft.com