Modcon Systems has succefully installed the equipment for Atyrau Refinery modernization project, ordered as process analysis systems turn-key project.
Two additional detection units for 3000 BEACON-II NIR analyzer including measuring probe and sampling system will be installed at CDU-2 and CDU-3 plants for naphtha distillation points analysis.
Atyrau refinery is a major modern plant which is located in the oldest oil producing region of the country. Atyrau refinery processes heavy crude oil with high paraffin content from oil deposits in the Western regions of Kazakhstan. The period from mid-60-s to mid 80-s of the last century saw a major technical updating of all refinery technological equipment, which enabled to increase the capacity up to 4,3 million tons per year.
Atyrau refinery reconstruction was aimed at the replacement of the old equipment, reduction of the adverse effect on the environment by means of producing high-quality products conforming to the European Union specification, production increase of light petroleum products with high added value, and creation of new jobs.
To implement these tasks, there were constructed new gasoline hydro- treatment facilities, diesel hydro-treatment/dewaxing, isomerisation, amine gas treatment, hydrogen formation, biological sewage treatment and sulfur recovery. Modcon’s scope of supply includes process NIR, total sulphur and total nitrogen analyzers for refinery streams on-line characterization.