Heat and Power Plant Pervomayskaya switches to modern technologies [30.09.2014]
Heat and Power plant Pervomayskaya, having celebrated recently its 60th anniversary and being a part of ShchekinoAzot group of companies, starts a large scale of works on switching to new technologies. Moreover reconstruction of existing equipment is being implemented as well. Currently there are carried out pre-project activities and negotiations with companies, experiencing construction of gas-turbine plants, including companies with world-famous names in this sector like General Electric, Siemens, Kawasaki.
Starting usage of gas-turbine plants is an issue of a long-term prospect, but to begin working on different variants has been already decided. It requires to upends technologies, close the old scheme which is oriented mostly on production of heat power and not of electrical energy. This is a future of heat and power plant Pervomayskaya. Another important and permanent task to be executed concerns energy saving. For this purpose there are implemented such projects as construction of startup steampipe for methanol unit. Construction works have been finished and these days the steampipe is checked during operation. After laying-off M-450 is successfully started by means of startup steampipe. Only small activities remain to be implemented in nearest time. This project is rather serious, as it allows to decrease expenses on startup operations.
At Pervomayskaya Heat and Power plant a large complex of activities on waste gas recovery has been finished. Before there were used boilers in the workshop of transfer system. All waste gas flows are currently directed to heat electrical station where there are installed two new gas burners and is built a pipeline from working collector.
Implemented tests with participation of the main design institute, Saint-Petersburg TSKTI, were certified and confirmed full correspondence with stated indexes. Certificates have been received and the technological process is in action. While recovering waste gases from hydrogen unit, Pervomayskaya Heat and Power Plant saves 2 thousand cubic meters of natural gas for the enterprise every hour.
Specialists from Heat and Power plant offer to carry out reconstruction of one more boiler in order to provide backup in case the first boiler used now is repaired. It will help to avoid resources loss which always happen during unit laying off. There has not appeared additional load on environment after starting usage of equipment to recover waste gas at Pervomayskaya Heat and Power plant.
Currently the complex of activities on laying out cables from substation Vostochnaya to Pervomayskaya Heat and Power plant is being completed. Last year these objects were connected by the first cable line, this year they will be connected by the second one. So dependence of JSC ShchekinoAzot upon external nets has been minimized, the industrial site of the enterprise is provided with electrical energy which is generated by own means. At co-generation plant there continue capital and current repairs of the main and additional equipment.