Nitrogen plant in Togliatti (Russia), Togliattiazot, is replacing old insulation with basalt one

The Russia’s largest producer of ammonia, nitrogen plant in Togliatti, while renovating the production facilities, has organized a comprehensive replacement of thermal insulation coatings with high-tech materials based on foamed glass and basalt fiber.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.

The overhaul started in 2014. Since that year, the old insulation on the three ammonia plants and coating on the pipelines have been replaced.

Not only facilities operating with high temperatures will undergo renovation, but also lines of cold ammonia and hardware working with negative temperatures, stated

According to the Deputy Director-General of Togliattiazot Viktor Kazachkov, the main goal of the modernization is to decrease manufacturing energy consumption, while maintaining the necessary technological parameters.

The project is able to improve the reliability and efficiency of the equipment, taking into account the complex technological modes.

The operations are performed among other by the employees of Togliattiazot, using building materials produced at the enterprise, including basalt fiber.

Reconstruction is carried out according to the Production Capacities Modernization Program, which runs until 2020.


Countries: Russia

Industries: Energy

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