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 Gasoline Plant

 

Facility # 1

Facility # 2

 

Facility # 1

The complex of Gasoline Plant units and facilities was built in a very short period of time. In 2003, TAIF PSC started construction, and as early as February 2006 the first batch of products was produced. Commissioning of this large-scale production facility became a unique event not only for TAIF Group and the Tatarstan Republic but for Russia as a whole. The first Gasoline Plant in Tatarstan, with a design capacity 880 thousand tons of vacuum gas oil per annum, is able to cover over half of the Republic’s demand for motor gasolines.


A major part of installed and commissioned equipment was ordered from the plants in the Russian Federation and the Tatarstan Republic.

All the compressor equipment, a significant number of pumps, control systems and process safety systems were purchased by TAIF PSC in the USA, Europe and Japan.

The technology of motor gasoline production out of vacuum gas oil from crude distillation  complies with all modern global standards in terms of process flow sheet structure and hardware. It has maximum protection from emissions and sewage, is located on land areas in a space-saving manner and is managed by up-to-date electronic control and protection systems. Its general design engineer is OAO VNIPIneft.

The development of a reactor section, reaction product fractionation and process condensate treatment technologies was performed by OOO Elistek Engineering.

OAO VNII NP developed a design for a catalytic cracking gasoline hydrotreatment section. The specialists of OAO VNII NP performed the development of formulations and technologies for Normal– 80, Regular – 92, and Premium - 95 grade gasoline production and dealt with the issues of certification and production permits.

All the capital investments were financed from two sources – from TAIF’s PSC funds and from a long-term credit facility provided by Sberbank of the Russian Federation.

At the beginning of 2007, a revamp of a sulphur compound treatment section (designed for sulphur treatment of light PP, BB fractions and NK-70 gasoline) was completed, which made it possible to decrease significantly production costs as well as to bring the quality of motor gasolines, in terms of sulphur content, to the level meeting Euro-4 standards.
According to the results of operations in 2007 and 2008, based on feedstock procurement quality monitoring, OAO YATU awarded TAIF-NK PSC Gasoline Plant the title, “Excellent Supplier”.

In April 2008, the millionth batch of commercial gasolines was produced at  the gasoline production unit.

In May 2008, a compliance certificate was issued for Regular Euro-92 and Premium Euro-95 grade gasolines in accordance with the standard GOST P 51866 – 2002 according to a European standard EH 228 – 2004 adopted by the European Committee for Standardization. Since June 2008, the customers are provided with high-octane commercial gasoline meeting the requirements of a Euro – 4 emission class.

In January 2009, an etherification unit was put into operation at the Gasoline Plant in order to produce high-octane components of commercial gasolines– MTBE out of isobutylene contained in the butane-butylene fraction from the Catalytic Cracking unit and TAME out of isoamylenes contained in the light gasoline fraction from the Catalytic Cracking Unit.

The MTBE synthesis reactor section design capacity is 24.8 thousand tpa.

The TAME synthesis reactor section design capacity is 152.8 thousand tpa.

In November 2009, the MTBE unit reached its design capacity as related to feedstock processing and finished product output.

In the course of operations in 2009-2010, a number of measures were implemented with the aim to bring the Catalytic Cracking Unit capacity to 1 million tpa.

To avoid moisture in the fuel system of the plant, a lean gas drying unit was put into operation.

During the period of operations in 2011, a number of measures were implemented at TAIF-NK’s  PSC Gasoline Plant aimed at improvement of the operational reliability of the Catalytic Cracking Unit equipment having the capacity of 1 million ton of feedstock per annum. In this context, in order to improve a GK-301 gas compressor performance, its mechanical part was upgraded with the purpose to increase performance and reduce the motor load.

Based on the results of participation in the annual inter-laboratory comparison tests conducted by FGI "Tatarstan Center of Standardization, Metrology and Certification», the testing lab at the Gasoline Plant  confirmed its  high professional level once again in 2011.

Annual production rate of raw material refined on Catalytic Cracking Unit has reached 1 034 481 tons a year. By December, 16 2012 6 million tons of raw material have been refined on Catalytic Cracking Unit from puting it into operation.

The Regular EURO-92 and Premium EURO-95 grade commercial gasoline produced at the Catalytic Cracking Unit became prize winners in the competition “Best goods of Tatarstan Republic” in the nomination “Technical and Industrial Goods”.



Production Facility # 2

Construction of TAIF’s PSC Gas Condensate Processing Unit started in May 2005. Design documents were developed by the specialists of the institute Samaraneftekhimproject. Prompt construction made it possible to commission as the unit in a year, and in July 2006 new products were produced.

Production facilities #2 include the Gas Condensate Processing Unit, a double-sided loading and receiving rack with weighting bridges, an automobile automated loading station and a complex of utilities with a compounding section and a commercial gasoline storage farm.  The major part of the equipment installed and put into operation was produced domestically.

In addition to the existing commercial gasoline loading stands,  another 4 stands were put into operation based on the ALS (Automated Loading System) that resulted in doubling of commercial gasoline shipments from the ALS of the Shop No.7.    

Production of Class 4 high octane commercial gasoline in 2009 amounted to 509,071 tons, in 2010 - 545,383 tons,  in 2011 - 576,414 tons, in 2012 - 587,039 tons and in 1st half 2013 - 310,293 tons.

Gas condensate is supplied through railway transportation. The main products are:

  • stable natural gasoline;
  • diesel fuel;
  • mazut;
  • liquefied hydrocarbon gases;
  • kerosene.

Commercial gasoline produced:

Product 2010  2011  2012 1st half of 2013

Normal-80

3444 tons 6767 tons    

Regular Euro-92

520 thousand tons 559435 tons 1724 tons 1724 tons
Regular-92 (fuel class 4)     556992 tons 298640 tons

Premium Euro-95

25 thousand tons 16979 tons 28323 tons 11659 tons

 

Commodity produced 2010  2011  2012 1st half of 2013

Summer diesel fuel

99 thousand tons 120321 tons 8571 tons  

Winter diesel fuel

18 thousand tons 16866 tons 27423 tons 4501 tons

Diesel fraction (summer)

2859 tons   105302 tons 76059 tons

Stable natural gasoline

527 thousand tons 612658 tons 683964 tons 332862 tons

Propane-butane fraction

4 598 tons 5459 tons 71  tons 2012  tons

Heating kerosene

30 thousand tons 32934 tons 21606 tons 42876 tons
White-spirit 6955 tons      

Mazut

100 thousand tons  143 thousand tons 141 thousand tons  64069 tons 

The stable natural gasoline produced:

  • is pumped through a pipeline to OJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim in order to increase ethylene production capacity;
  • is partially sold;
  • is used as a base stock in production of commercial gasolines using a compounding method (blending of commercial gasoline components).

 

Fuel Oil produced at the Gas Condensate Processing Plant is used as a fuel oil component or feedstock for the Catalytic Cracking Unit at the Gasoline Plant.

Propane-butane fraction (C3-C4) is pumped through a pipeline to OJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim. Heating kerosene is shipped to customers and is used as a component of winter diesel fuel.

In December 2009, the Gas Condensate Processing Unit reached its feedstock processing design capacity. In May 2010, a pilot batch of White-spirit was successfully produced. Since June, commercial production of White-spirit (oil solvent -C4-155/200) commenced, along with shipments to customers in compliance with GOST 3134-78.

Engineering works are carried out at the oil product loading and unloading and storage facility, aimed at increasing the capacity of the oil product loading automated automobile station.

In 2009, a testing laboratory at the Gasoline Plant was awarded a diploma “2009 Competition Laureate. For the Best Achievements in the Field of Tests (Measurements)” in the category “Testing of oil products” in the Tatarstan Republic.

In 2011, the heat exchange equipment and product pipeline circulation loop remanifolding was carried out at the gas condensate processing unit that allowed improvement of the feed heating section performance.
In 2012, a program was implemented at the Shop No.4 (Gas Condensate Processing Unit – GCPU) in cooperation with OJSC NPP NefteSintez aimed at localization of corrosion-active elements in a heavy gasoline fraction at the K-3 Column using THIONOL catalyst with the purpose to achieve a stable quality of stable natural gasoline in terms of 1A class “copper strip corrosion” index in compliance with GOST 6123. For 2012 1 002 261 tons of raw material have been refined on Gas Condensate Processing Unit – GCPU. Based on the successful results achieved, this technology was implemented in commercial operations.
The laboratory at the Gasoline Plant underwent unscheduled accreditation in the field of oil product testing for winter diesel fuel lubricating properties assessment and MMA measurement in commercial gasoline.

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