FREP’s Annual Ethylene Output Exceeded 1.2 MT
On December 31st, FREP’s annual ethylene output broke through 1.2MT. A total of 1.2006MT of ethylene was produced this year. After breaking through 1.1 MT in 2016, a new historical high was created.
In the morning, the Chairman and President Mr. Gu Yuefeng and Operation General Manager Mr. Zhao Tianxing led the leaders of Process, Mechanical and Technical & Planning Department, Human Resources & Administration Department, Supply& Distribution Department and Party & Union Department to extend congratulations and solicitude to the employees fighting at the frontline of ethylene production.
In November, based on the comprehensive analysis to the operation data of the previous 11 months this year, the Company’s management looked far ahead and aimed high, setting up the goal of 1.2MTA ethylene production target-- This was the moment when the annual ethylene output was most close to 1.2MT in the history of the Company. It was of great historical significance, and it was a milestone.
After comprehensive data analysis, Process, Mechanical and Technical & Planning Department, Supply & Distribution Department, HSE Department, Party & Union Department, Human Resources Department and other departments acted quickly the first time around.
Olefin BT immediately convened a thematic research meeting to formulate the action measures for achieving the goal. In the evening of November 29th, they made arrangements to complete feedstock switching of the cracking furnace, and immediately entered into the home stretch for the general goal.
How to keep the unit running continuously at high load? The BT set up a special cross-department work team, on the one hand, to carry out risk identification and analysis for cracking furnace, cracked gas compressor bottleneck, key machines and pumps at high operation load; on the other hand, to refine the feedstock arrangement, analyze product yield, yield calculation in a reverse method and load, and to plan to satisfy the feedstock demand and quality the first time around.
Planning Module convened the supply, upstream and downstream units for alignment, and achieved a historic breakthrough in feedstock procurement. The feedstock supply was implemented.
The arrangement of berths and the efficient operation of storage and transportation and materials transfer, especially the transfer of LPG, achieved historical breakthroughs.
Mechanical Department organized dedicated personnel to track the special maintenance of key equipment/machines and pumps so as to escort the equipment reliability in high load operation condition.
The whole Company shared one and the same goal and all departments were acting...
Directed by the 1.2 MT ethylene annual output target, every employee pooled their wisdom and efforts of, seized the day and favorable conditions, fully demonstrated the enterprise spirit “unity, cooperation, and pursuit of excellence”, and finally completed the historic self-transcendence.
The record of 1.2 MT annual ethylene output in 2017 certainly will be recorded in the history of FREP. In the process, the feedstock data, berths arrangement, materials transfer, continuous high load operation and multiple bottleneck breakthroughs will also become the valuable assets out of the Company’s endeavor. The spirit of solidarity, cooperation, innovation and struggling among every department, group and employee will also motivate all the staff to advance towards the grand vision: to be a world-class petrochemical company with sustainable competitiveness. (Wang Jun)