Russian Refinery Implements Integrated Control and Safety SystemsUnder the terms of a multimillion dollar agreement, Invensys Operations Management serves as the main automation provider at a new Yaysky oil refinery in Kemerovo, a city in Russia’s Kuzbass region. In the first phase of the agreement, Invensys has supplied complete control and safety solutions for the refinery, including field instrumentation, process analytics and valves.

Included in the project are the company’s Foxboro distributed control system, Triconex emergency shutdown systems and Foxboro measurement and instrumentation solutions, as well as new Foxboro visualization and configuration tools. The company also will provide installation, engineering, development, support and on-site training services. During the project, Invensys helped select contractors and suppliers, manage the supply chain and improve the efficiency and transparency of pricing.

The Yaysky facility is designed to process 3 million tons of crude oil per year. After startup, it will annually produce more than 400,000 tons of gasoline and 1.5 million tons of diesel fuel, satisfying more than 60 percent of the fuel consumption needs of Russia’s Kuzpass region, located in southwestern Siberia. The successful first phase sets up the refinery for the next two phases of implementation, which will expand production to 6 million tons of crude oil per year and increase oil conversion to 93 percent.