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Antipinsky Refinery Delayed Coker

July 11, 2018 – Antipinsky Refinery, the main production enterprise of New Stream Group, has successfully completed technical upgrade of the atmospheric residue deep conversion unit (ARDCU), which resulted in an increase of the complex processing capacity by half: from 375 tons of raw materials per hour to 540 tons per hour. Thus, the annual processing capacity of the ARDCU will increase from 3 million tons to 4.5 million tons.
Antipinsky ARDCU Delayed Coker Upgrade

Antipinsky refinery increased the capacity of the atmospheric residue deep conversion unit by half

Both sections of the complex were upgraded – the vacuum residue reduction unit and the delayed tar coking unit (DCU). As a result, the feedstock processing capacity in the first section increased from 3 to 4.5 million tons per year, in the second – DCU, which uses tar obtained in the first section, from 1.3 to 1.7 million tons per year.

The upgrade included installation UGPM installed a higher capacity piping in the ARDCU as well as more powerful pumps and a compressor for pumping gas. Inside one of the main processing facilities of the unit – the vacuum column – contact devices with a total weight of more than 55 tons were replaced. In addition, the preventative activities at the ARDCU included a complete purging of the pipeline system .

The technical upgrade of the unit was carried out by the general contractor of Antipinsky Refinery – TEHINZHSTROY Construction Company LLC. A significant part of the work was performed by specialists at a height of 65 meters using two cranes with a lifting capacity of up to 160 tons.


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Posted by: Paul R Orlowski

Paul Orlowski is General Manager for the Refining Community which includes,,, Resid Hydrocracking and SDA. They consult at refineries around the world. They've hosted 36 technical conferences around the globe, trained 1,000's and completed very beneficial consulting and troubleshooting projects. Paul co-founded Inc in 1998 with Gary Pitman. Evan Hyde later joined the team. Besides being an educator and software applications engineer, he worked 18 years at ARCO and BP refineries near Seattle, WA USA. Previously he worked for Science Applications International Corporation and Dealer Information Systems. In 2019 look for #RefComm Galveston Coking | CatCracking | Resid Hydrocracking and RefComm® Rotterdam Coking | CatCracking. In 2020 Galveston; Gdansk, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Singapore.