CAPROLACTAM FROM SHCHEKINO: TO THE BEST GLOBAL STANDARDS [31.07.2014]
After the capital repair activities facility producing caprolactam at JSC ShchekinoAzot is again fully cut into operation and ready to work at ultimate capacities.
Launching operations were being executed by the staff during 1,5 days, manufacturing of products with required quality began fast. During the prestart period there has been achieved adjustment of new plant control system in the cyclohexanone workshop. The Automated control system of technical procedures in this department is fully modernized; it was prepared to the starting moment.
Major part of working and financial resources were directed to the big workshop of oxidation. Repair activities in cyclohexanone workshop lasted planned 3 weeks; the cyclohexane workshop practically didn’t stop, the activities lasted only 1 week. Partially loaded capacities of the caprolactam and ammonium sulphate workshops outputted ammonium sulphate according to the direct synthesis method during all the period. Now the facility is loaded approximately at the rate of 2/3; all the products are of high quality. The optimization of regimes in the anone and oxidation workshop continues, statistics of consumption indexes is being composed. It will be followed by analysis and setting of goals and plans for the future.
It bears reminding that before shutdown maintenance JSC ShchekinoAzot was a leader among CIS enterprises according to consumption index benzene on lactam, which was less than 1. Today one of the goals is making this index close to the best global standards.