Saratov Oil Refinery (a part of TNK-BP Group) has started the installation of a smoke-free combustion flaring system (SCFS) - a key element of the environmental and industrial safety system at the new isomerization unit which will be commissioned this autumn.
SCFS is designed to ensure smoke-free flaring of gases generated by the isomerization unit during the start of process equipment, its shutdown and preparation for scheduled maintenance.
The start-up of the new isomerization unit will enable Saratov Refinery to significantly increase the production of high-quality gasolines with improved consumer and environmental characteristics of Euro-4 and Euro-5 standards.
Vyacheslav Kurenkov, Vice President HSE Downstream, noted that “TNK-BP is carrying out a phased upgrading of the existing process facilities and construction of new process facilities in compliance with the current requirements and best practices of industrial and environmental safety. The Company’s strategic objective is to ensure continuous improvement of the efficiency of existing industrial safety systems at refineries”.