SOCAR’s Black Sea oil terminal performing power quality monitoring

Oil&Gas Materials 2 April 2021 10:40 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.2

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

As part of the Maintenance Program of Black Sea Terminal, (Kulevi oil terminal of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR) it performs power quality monitoring, analyzes the pertinent data to reveal any deficiencies, and plans the appropriate preventive or corrective actions, Trend reports citing the terminal’s website.

“In addition, we also monitor the power consumption rate to reveal the power-saving opportunities. Reliable power is a fundamental requirement for any organization. Critical applications require maximum uptime and when problems occur, the downtime for restoration and repair must be minimized. “Reliable” applies not only to the availability of power but also to the quality of power.

We have also implemented a power forecasting methodology. Forecasting future electricity demand is difficult because there is considerable uncertainty because of the factors that significantly affect (increase or decrease) electricity demand. However, we compare the forecasted and actual data to improve the forecasting techniques and increase its reliability,” reads a message on the terminal’s website.

The terminal is used for shipment of crude oil, fuel oil, diesel fuel, gas oil, methanol, aviation fuel, propylene, liquid pyrolysis resin, naphtha, isopropyl alcohol, diesel fuel with ultra-low sulfur content, industrial oil, and condensate.

The terminal in the Kulevi port was put into operation in May 2008, and the transshipment of oil products was launched in June. The total capacity of the terminal is 10 million tons of liquid bulk oil cargo per year, including three million tons of oil, three million tons of diesel fuel, and four million tons of fuel oil. The total capacity of the tank farm of the terminal is 402,000 cubic meters.


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