Acron Group conducted a test run of the new water ultrafiltration plant at its production site in Veliky Novgorod. The additional ultrafiltration unit is designed to meet the Group’s needs as capacity grows at its new and upgraded facilities. Testing and commissioning of the new equipment is now underway.
“The decision to install a new plant at the Ammonia-4 unit was motivated by the opportunity to use secondary energy resources to heat river water”, said unit manager Evgeni Volkov. “This energy efficiency will help us save approximately RUB 60-65 million. The new ultrafiltration unit will supply pure, ultrafiltered water instead of river water to the water cooling towers at our water supply and sewage unit, improving the performance of the water coolers at most of our units”.
The plant’s potential output is 950 tonnes of ultrafiltered water per hour. The Group plans to use approximately 600 tonnes of that water at the Ammonia-4 unit and supply the rest to its other facilities.
Construction and assembly are now complete, and the Group plans to finish testing and commissioning by the end of October, at which point the new water ultrafiltration plant will start operating in normal mode.