The Lube Oil Blending Plant is the pride of the company. This State-Of-the-art lubricant oil blending plant is considered as one of the most technologically advanced in-line blending facilities in South East Asian region. The plant is highly capital intensive and technology driven.
From ground breaking to commissioning, all out commitment to this goal coupled with total commitment to the Safety, Health and Environment Policy has helped achieve the following milestones in flawless execution of the LOBP construction work:
- Total 1,119,346 man-hours work without any Lost Time Incident (LTI)
- 410 work days (till end April 2003) without any reportable incident or injury
- Project site passenger vehicle driven 81,716 km without any accident
Tank Storage Facility
There are 40 tanks for storage of base oils, bulk additives and preparations including pre-blend tanks, holding tanks and finished products tanks. Some special features incorporated in the tank designs are: - Internal heating coils for Day Tanks and Additive Tanks to get pre-set temperature levels.
Hot-oil System -- to maintain supply of hot oil for heating the content of different raw material tanks
Drum heating oven -- to heat additive drums for facilitating unloading of the content.
An independent 10" pigged pipeline has been constructed at Dolphin Oil Jetty (RM-7), opposite to the Plant, for receiving and transferring base oil from ships directly into the storage tanks. The tank farm area is surrounded by a bund or low wall to contain any accidental spillage.
In accordance with the Safety, Health and Environment policy the following features have also been incorporated into the plant:
Dry slop tank system -- to collect any spillage from the plant
API separator -- to separate all oil from drain water before it leaves the plant
Fire fighting capability -- fire water tank complete with sprinkler, fire hydrant and other equipment for four hours fire fighting capacity at 205 m' I hr.
A fully computerized In-Line Blending System (ILB) has been installed at the LOBP. It is capable of blending over 300 lube oil formulations from over 50 base oil and additive components. The process uses sophisticated blend control system and unique software. The ILB system controls the preparation of raw materials and automatically and instantaneously makes all necessary adjustments to ensure on spec products 100% of the time. There are also four pre-mix tanks to produce specific grades of high quality lubricants that may be required by customers in small quantities. These tanks are equipped with agitator and drum decanting system and collectively termed as a semi automatic blending system.
Lube Oil Testing Lab
Like any other standard facilities throughout the globe, LOBP also has a classy laboratory, which is outfitted with the latest laboratory equipment, such as, ICP, AAS & FTIR Spectrophotometer, Automatic Viscometer, Pour Point Determiner, Density Meter, etc, supplied by the world’s most reputed testing and measuring equipment makers, such as, Koehler, Metrohm, Perkin-Elmer, Cannon, Julabo, Anton Parr, Gast, etc. The laboratory equipments are designed to carry out QA/QC tests for releasing batch of products at specified stages.