Fire Effects at KazGR Eliminated, Plant Operating at Full Capacity — KazMunayGas
The Kazakh Gas Refinery has completed elimination of the fire effects, the plant operation has been fully recovered.
Nakbergen Tulepov, Director of KazGR, related the activities performed to launch the plant at full capacity as soon as practically possible.
According to him, 75 specialists were involved in the recovery activities, working around the clock in three shifts. Parts of the damaged structures and auxiliary equipment were dismantled. New radiators, heat exchangers, fans, electric motors were installed, electrical wires run, etc.
“Thanks to well-coordinated efforts of the team and the support of KazMunayGas, we managed to promptly eliminate the fire effects and completely recover the operation of our plant,” N. Tulepov noted.
The recovery works made it possible to ensure 100% feed gas intake. The plant has reached its regular operating parameters — 95-100 thousand cubic meters of gas per hour.
Let us recall that on 16 June at 23:15 (Nur-Sultan time) the compressor shop air cooler caught fire at the Kazakh Gas Refinery LLP in the town of Zhanaozen, Mangystau Region. By 23:52, the fire had been completely extinguished. There were no casualties or injured. National Company “KazMunayGas” deployed an emergency response centre headed by Alik Aidarbayev, Chairman of the Management Board.