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Construction of a new sulfuric acid warehouse has begun at Uralelectromed

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Construction of a new sulfuric acid warehouse has begun at Uralelectromed

Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk Region)

Uralelectromed JSC (an enterprise of the UMMC metallurgical complex) has started a project to build a new sulfuric acid warehouse. The launch of the industrial facility is planned for December this year. This will allow the enterprise to bring the storage of sulfuric acid to a fundamentally new level of ensuring the chemical safety of employees of the enterprise.

- The new warehouse will reduce the storage volumes of sulfuric acid by almost half and, using energy-saving technologies, will increase the efficiency of pumping the product to production shops, - said Alexei Korolev, chief engineer of Uralelectromed JSC.

The site for the construction of the facility was chosen based on the requirements of industrial safety, next to the chemical and metallurgical shop and the section for the production of antiseptic of the vitriol shop. A control room for controlling acid pumping processes will be installed separately - in the building of the antiseptic production site. The contractors have already prepared the foundations for the sulfuric acid tanks. The containers themselves were made in the branch "Production of non-ferrous metal alloys" JSC "Uralelectromed" (Verkh-Neyvinsky settlement).

The new warehouse for storing sulfuric acid will comply with the requirement of Federal Law No. 116 "On industrial safety of hazardous production facilities" ... The building area will be 750 m². The territory will house three storage tanks for sulfuric acid (2 workers and 1 standby) and a pumping room consisting of five pumps. Two of them will be used to receive sulfuric acid from railway tanks, the rest will be used for its distribution to workshops through pipelines. The pumps will be equipped with a mechanical seal, which will significantly reduce the risk of leakage. Also, modern measuring equipment and an alarm system will be installed at the warehouse.

All technological processes will be controlled by an automated system. The warehouse has an operator station equipped with monitors. They will display circulation processes, acid level in tanks, pressure in pipelines and other parameters.

Sulfuric acid consumers at JSC Uralelectromed are now the vitriol shop (about 40%), chemical and metallurgical (30% ), copper powder workshop (15%) and copper electrolysis workshop (15%). Production units use 70 to 90 tons of sulfuric acid per day. The main manufacturer and supplier of this product for JSC Uralelectromed is Sredneuralsky Copper Smelting Plant (an enterprise of the UMMC metallurgical complex). After the commissioning of a new warehouse for storing sulfuric acid, the old one will be dismantled.

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