Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) is an Indian state owned oil & Gas Corporation with it’s headquarter in Chennai, India. At present the Asphalt (End product of Crude oil) is being loaded in road tankers for sales using the loading bay which is near to the asphalt tanks & pumps located inside the refinery. Considering the risk factors involved in the vehicle movement inside the refinery, CPCL is proposing to shift the loading facility to the nearby land which is almost 1.5 km away from the existing loading pump location.
It is proposed to demolish the existing pumps and pump house and replace 6 new pumps with the capacity of 125 m3/hr at 16 Kg/cm2 pressure at the same location at CPCL.
2500 MT if asphalt need to be transferred from tank farm to proposed loading facility on a daily basis. The loading facility shall be state-of-art and fully automatic in nature. It shall be able to fill 125 trucks / day with 6 loading bays in the proposed land. Each loading bay shall be provided with redundant metering skid. The Product loading is measured & billed based on Mass flow meter reading.
The scope of work includes the preparation of detailed feasibility report, FEED Package & LSTK tender, project cost estimation and carrying out the PMC (Project Management Consultancy) services for the job is envisaged to be executed on LSTK basis.
- The transfer of asphalt for 1.5 km pipeline has been designed with steam tracing to maintain the temperature of 130 to 150 deg C to avoid solidification.
- CPCL Soil test report reflects the need for pile foundation which is increasing the project cost, our design has reduced the number of pile foundation to meet the project budget without compromising quality.
- Railway crossing is another hindrance in the pipe routing and we made optimal solution for structural support within the available area.
- Decanting facilities has been proposed to client in the aspect of safety in case of emergency after loading of truck, even though not proposed in client’s tender document.