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The refinery was set up as a joint venture between BPCL and OOC on land allotted in Agasod, Bina, Distt. Sagar, with significant co-operation from the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The refinery is defined by its capacity to manufacture fuel; its configuration is designed to meet future needs and is focussed on delivering high quality auto fuels in time. This necessitated usage of state-of-the-art equipments and technologies from renowned Licensors and Designers as shown below:

  

Units

Capacity (MMTPA)

Process Licensor/Designer

Crude Distillation / Vacuum Distillation Unit

6.00

Open Art (EIL)

Full Conversion Hydrocracker Unit

1.95

Chevron Lummus Global LLC

Diesel Hydrotreater

1.63

Chevron Lummus Global LLC

Delayed Coker Unit

1.36

Lummus Technology, a CB&I Co.

Hydrogen Unit

0.07

Technip Benelux, BV

Naphtha Hydrotreater

1.00

UOP LLC

Continuous Catalytic Reforming Unit

0.54

UOP LLC

Isomerisation Unit

0.31

UOP LLC

Sulphur Recovery Unit

2 x 180 TPD

EIL

The refinery’s pride is the Integrated Full Conversion Hydrocraker (FCHC) and Diesel Hydro-treater (DHT) which maximises Diesel production with sulphur content less than 10 ppm and with almost zero liquid discharge in the environment. The integration of FCHC and DHT, being first of its kind in India, has helped the company reduce its capital and operating costs positively affecting its margins. The refinery also boasts of a Delayed Coker Unit which employs several thermal cracking to further extract usable products leaving Petcoke as by-product, which incidentally is being used by many industries as an alternative to coal.

 

Crude receipt and pumping

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Crude Import and Handling Facility comprises Single Point Mooring (SPM) system, Crude Oil Terminal (COT) and a cross country pipeline from Vadinar, Gujarat to Bina, Madhya Pradesh. Oil is sourced from the Middle East in tankers and is evacuated at the SPM, which is capable of receiving very large crude carriers (VLCCs). Crude is transported from SPM to COT through a 17 kms submarine pipeline and stored in tanks at COT. From COT, crude is brought to the refinery by a 935 kms cross country Vadinar-Bina pipeline (VBPL) operated currently by BPCL.

 

VBPL, an underground pipeline having two intermediate pumping stations at Thamna, Gujarat and Bewari, Madhya Pradesh to boost pressure, has features of safety mechanism like cathodic protection system and pigging facilities at two stations – Sidhasar, Gujarat and Sandhavata, Madhya Pradesh. The state-of-the-art pipeline boasts of a world class Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that provides accurate information timely to the operating stations, from where the pipeline is remotely controlled.

 

Refinery Performance

In the bygone financial year, the refinery achieved a milestone of highest ever crude processing in a year; in line with highest crude oil processing, the refinery achieved highest production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Motor Spirit, Aviation Turbine Fuel and High Speed Diesel.

 

The refinery having consistently delivered products of desired specifications on time has emerged as a reliable and dependable unit in Central India; the refinery is also gearing up to manufacture and produce fuels of the future which will comply with more stringent norms being specified in Auto Fuel Policy of the country.

 

Products Evacuation

The company operates a reliable and efficient Bina Despatch Terminal (BDT) for evacuation of products by way of pipeline, rail and road. The Bina-Kota pipeline (BKPL) evacuates fuel from the refinery and connects with the cross country Mumbai-Manmad-Bijwasan pipeline operated by BPCL. Fully automated rake and lorry loading gantry assures timely delivery of products to customers.

 

Safety Performance and Training

The company’s safety slogan “Our Motto – Safety in Toto” signifies the importance it gives to safety. In pursuit of providing safe and conducive environment to work, the company imparts safety training to all its employees, contract workers etc. on a regular basis. Having achieved steady operations with loss-time-incident (LTI) free days since stabilization, the company strives to keep on attaining LTI free days.

 

The Company has a full-fledged fire training ground in its premises where mandatory fire training is given to all concerned at regular intervals. The Company has a well formulated Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan in place to take care of unforeseen events; all the concerned personnel are regularly trained for emergency preparedness by way of drills, mock exercises and classroom training.