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PIC: Complying with all environmental standards

by Arabian Oil & Gas Staff on Dec 14, 2017


With a long history of social achievements, PIC is placing continued emphasis on social responsibility in order to champion the conservation of natural resources.
With a long history of social achievements, PIC is placing continued emphasis on social responsibility in order to champion the conservation of natural resources.

The screening of all output from the operations of Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) units is done continuously through a gas detector and instant analysis of cooling water to ensure compliance with the Environment Public Authority standards, and for environmental conservation.

Therefore, by installing precise and sophisticated equipment, Petrochemical Industries Company is able to measure the percentage of pollutants discharged from its units. These statistics are monitored through screens in the control room of the Environment Lab and need to be supervised to not exceed the limits permitted by the Environment Public Authority (EPA) of Kuwait.

Hydrolyser water analysis project

The hydrolyser water analysis project started operating in the year 2000 for industrial wastewater treatment, where it treats 110m3/h of wastewater. After treatment, the treated industrial wastewater (or effluent) is reused in manufacturing as boiler feed water.

Granular urea project

The product transferred from prilled to granular: The granular urea project started operating for plant (A) in August 2007, and in plant (B) in May 2003. The project is done throughout the installation of advanced production units to produce granular urea instead of prilled, and to abandon tower granulation. This process benefits the environment by reducing the amount of ammonia and urea dust that is released from the granulation towers.

Hydrogen gas recovery project

Hydrogen recovery unit: This project is one the most important initiatives for the protection of the environment. It started operating in May 2003. Hydrogen gas is recovered and reused in the manufacturing of ammonia instead of burning it into the atmosphere.

Ammonia unit processing project

Ammonia recovery unit: Ammonia gas unit processing project (ammonia recovery) is a unit that collects all emitted ammonia by recovery operations, which uses residual gas as fuel and is environmentally beneficial, with recovery of about 10 tons of ammonia per day.

Water quality measurement project

Online monitoring system: The water quality measurement project involves having control stations monitor urban runoff pollutant discharges to the ocean, while taking continuous measurements through the installation of precise and sophisticated equipment to measure February 2004 ratios of external pollutants.

Ammonia gas emission prevention project

Zero ammonia emission: It prevents emissions of ammonia gas in irregular conditions into the atmosphere – any leakage is burned before being sent to the atmosphere.


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