Maltsovsky Portland, a holding of Eurocement, has begun commissioning a new gas pipeline that will feed the newest branch of the building which packets and palletises cement.
Until recently, gas was carried through an underground pipeline, laid in 1965, which was partially replaced a few years ago. In 2012, preparatory work began on the replacement of its last section, which ran through the plant. In 2014, Promproekt carried out the design work, which formed the beginning of a programme of modernisation at the plant. It was decided to replace the original pipeline.
On 15 October 2015, the gas was shut off, the new gas pipeline was made, and welding work was initiated. The plant made the most of the downtime to undertake repairs in other areas of the plant, including the water supply system, the compressor shop and an electrical substation.
By the end of the second day, all welding was complete, inspections had been carried out and the gas supply was restored to the pipeline. Work was carried out on a sidebar to the new gas pipeline the following day. The full modernisation of the plant will soon be put into operation.
The work performed has secured the plant’s gas supply, and increased ease of maintenance.
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