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Gazprom Neft develops digital refining-process control technologies

Gazprom Neft develops digital refining-process control technologies

Omsk, April 29 - Neftegaz.RU. Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery is improving the efficiency of its catalytic reforming complex (under a project developed by Gazprom Neft industrial-automation subsidiary Avtomatika-Service) using digital production management.


This move towards new management standards forms part of the plant’s modernisation of its catalytic reforming complex, designed to allow the company to respond more flexibly to market demand. Work is due to be completed in 2020.


Using more than 4 000 sensors, the new system will make it possible to collect and process information on all parameters governing the operation of the complex automatically, track changes, and prevent emergencies. The system is equipped with a “smart” safety module, as well as the most advanced emergency protection equipment currently available.


“We are utilising the best solutions - including digital - in modernising the Omsk Refinery. Oil-refining industry technologies have, today, reached the highest level, so developing a digital environment for accumulating data on technological process-flows in a single, cohesive system means we can align production management in a way that is efficient and effective, increasing plant reliability as well as facilities’ industrial and environmental safety”, said Oleg Belyavsky, Director Gen. of Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery.


Avtomatika-Servis is a Gazprom Neft engineering-service subsidiary, specialising in the design and deployment of digital and automated systems for the company’s logistics and refining facilities.


Gazprom Neft is currently implementing a full-scale modernisation programme at its Omsk and Moscow refineries, involving cumulative investment of more than RUB 550 billion.