Moily inaugurates Main Control Room of Paradip Refinery

Paradip: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday inaugurated the Main Control Room of Indian Oil Corporation's Rs 30,000 crore Paradip refinery project which is likely to be commissioned in next six months.
"The refinery project is set to be commissioned by February-March, 2014 for which we want cooperation of all, the people of Odisha, the state government, the government of India," Moily said after inaugurating the Main Control Room.
"Once the project is completed, a whole lot of industries will come up and create lakhs of jobs," he said complimenting the personnel engaged in executing the project.
The project will give prosperity to the people and change the fortunes of the region, said the minister who visited the Atmospheric Vacuum Distillation unit, Fluid Catalytic Cracking (INDMAX) unit, Delayed Coking Unit and Crude and Product tankages area of Paradip Refinery Project.
Addressing Indian Oil employees, Moily said the country is proud of IOCL and commissioning of Paradip Refinery will further enhance the PSUs image.
"Best talent has been deployed in the execution of this project and we need to work with missionary zeal to complete this project," said Moily, assuring every support to Indian Oil in completing this refinery project.
The process units of Paradip Refinery project will be operated through different control systems installed in Main Control Room which is the biggest control room among the Indian Oil refineries, an executive informed the minister.
This blast proof control room is having all the Control Systems and Safety Shutdown systems for control, monitoring and safe shutdown of major process plants.
A combination of about 80,000 open and closed loop process parameters of these process units will be controlled through 46 operator stations installed in this control room.
Further, visibility of the respective process plants is given to plant operators by way of providing field mounted CCTV cameras along with monitors installed in control room.
All control systems comprise DCS (Distributed Control system), ESD (Emergency Shutdown System) have been designed based on the process requirements given by different process licensors viz. FWEL (UK), Shell (Netherlands), Axens (France), IOCL (R&D)-ABB Lummus , Foster Wheeler (USA), UOP (USA), Basell (Italy), Black & Veatch(USA).