METHANOL PRODUCTION ANNIVERSARIES[17.03.2021]
Shchekinoazot OJSC celebrates 55 years of methanol production on 17 March. 55 years since the old, no longer used facility was built. This year also marks the first milestone anniversary of the M-450 unit: ten years since its commissioning.
On 17 March 1966, the first high-pressure methanol production line was put into operation. The M-100 synthesis unit with a design capacity of 140,000 tonnes of methanol per year was added ten years later, raising the total production capacity to 360,000 tonnes...
Samuil Rabinovich, Nikolai Shamratov, Fenun Sabirov, Fanis Kabirov, Zufar Galiaskarov and Nikolai Tulupov — these people played a crucial role in the history of the enterprise and the production of methanol and ammonia and were a close-knit team of like-minded individuals.
Vladimir Deminov, Anatoly Bortunov, Vladimir Popov, Aleksandr Konyashkin... The pride of the production facility and the plant.
Aleksandr Seregin, head of the M-450 unit, celebrates thirty years of work at the methanol production this year.
The M-450 unit, built using the technology of the Danish company Haldor Topsoe, started producing methanol in 2011. Soon after that, Shchekinoazot started preparing the old methanol for conservation.
A new chapter in the history of the enterprise began. Today, having successfully overcome the starting and commissioning period, M-450 has reached the required performance and operates stably, producing 1,380 tonnes of methanol per day.
Small-scale maintenance with an overload of the catalyst in the secondary reforming is scheduled for this year, while a major overhaul with the replacement of the lining and synthesis catalyst and an overhaul of the compressor will take place next year. The main task now is to make sure the unit operates stably until the fall of 2022.
Yevgeny Bykov, senior mechanic of the M-450 unit. Life brought the loyal friends together back in the synthesis shop, where Yevgeny came in 2001 as a mechanic from the repair shop. Twenty years at the methanol production facility. He joined the plant in 1985.
Among the selfless workers of the enterprise are Aleksandr Dorogavtsev, Galina Krylova, Igor Orekhov, Vyacheslav Akulichev, Aleksandr Blazhenkov, Ivan Pazukhin, Aleksandr Mishin, Alexey Ermolaev...
The unit that bears the proud name Methanol M-450 is operated by a young (only ten years old!), tight-knit and professional team. A team that has precious experience gained thanks to Shchekinoazot's great construction projects. Happy anniversary!