Railway department: to transport more and properer [27.08.2014]
One of indicators showing effective performance of the railway department at JSC ShchekinoAzot is the transportation load increasing from year to year
In spite of shutdown maintenance at caprolactam production taking place this year, the load of transported cargoes not only decreased but even increased almost one and a half. During the stop of workshops activity there have been actively shipped such products as cyclohexane, ammonia, ammonium sulphate.
Ammonium sulphate was first of all transported by means of mineral wagons. Today this product is almost in full volume packed in big bags which are shipped in standard open-top wagons. It is convenient and also there have been installed new wage scales in the sulphate workshop, so now the product is shipped fast and with high accuracy. Besides there is no need as earlier to drive wagons to the railway department, to weigh the product and in case of any discrepancies with the demanded weight to drive the wagon back to the workshop. Time losses declined greatly. Open-top wagons are rather handy. But to make sure mineral wagons are also on a side track and at any moment are ready to start transporting additional product volumes.
Realized at the moment, the project on construction of a new combined methanol/ammonia production at the industrial site of JSC ShchekinoAzot stipulates for building new stub tracks and so-called branch tracks and tracks for assembling routes. Existing tracks mileage does not allow to accept additional load, planned in light of operating the M-450-2 unit. Construction of the infrastructure will be carried out simultaneously with execution of the main project. Output of two products stipulates for presence of two kinds of cisterns, for ammonia and for methanol respectively which are quite different from each other structurally. The project also calls for corresponding expansion of wagon park.
Today at the enterprise there has been well adjusted the mechanism in which there are interconnected process workshop giving the information on non-stop basis, shift foreman of the railway department, traffic superintendent at the enterprise and his colleague at Kaznacheyevka station. Ultimately definite objective difficulties connected with usage of wagons appear sometimes, but owing to the efforts made by the management team of the transport company Azot and cooperation based on mutual understanding with Joint Stock Company "Russian Railways" the work is organized in such a way that difficulties practically do not influence activity of the industrial site of Shchekinoazot and Efremov affiliated branch.
Employees of Trading House ShchekinoAzot and Management team of the transport company Azot build sophisticated logistical chains to transport cargoes to customers in the best way, using new state-of-the-art technologies like speeded container trains. Railwaymen of ShchekinoAzot timely form rakes, joined routes that allows to fasten speed of wagons and to cut time when a wagon is unloaded at customers’ place.