KazMunayGas: Pavlodar Refinery Overhaul Completed Ahead of Schedule
The Pavlodar Refinery has begun start-up operations after the ahead-of-schedule shutdown maintenance completion. Starting from 1 November, the Refinery will reactivate production of the entire product line.
Despite the unfavourable climate conditions for such operations, the Refinery team has succeeded ahead of schedule.
A total of 933 process pipelines, 19 steam pipelines and 300 pieces of equipment passed technical examination, inspection and industrial safety expert review.
The refinery overhaul activities implied a number of major works as follows: replacement of the column, repair of the hydrogen-containing gas line and the primary oil refining boiler; replacement of furnaces gas duct, transfer line, separators and an advanced oil refining double heat exchanger etc.
Advanced oil refining high-rise 180 and 120m gas duct anti-corrosion operations deserve a particular note.
Along with the company’s staff, 1,241 contractors’ employees were involved in the overhaul operations. Competent work management, as well as well-coordinated efforts of the Refinery team and contractors, enabled successful activities and early launch of the plant.
All the activities performed during the overhaul operations will make it possible to maintain the production safety at the proper level, meet the quality requirements to oil products and achieve the required environmental targets.
Let us recall that the Pavlodar Refinery overhaul operations were rescheduled three times this year.