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20.09.2021

Oil Industry Workers Day

There are a number of important professions which are of great importance and which has played a major role in the development of various countries and for better socioeconomic status of its population.  Among the most important one’s, oil industry professionals has a major position as it is distinguished from other professions for its complexity and laboriousness and involves a large group of employees.  

 

To honor the people of Oil Industry, September 20th every year is marked as the Oil worker’s day following the signing of the decree called the “Contract of the Century” by the leader of Azerbaijan and its people – President Heydar Aliyev and it is still unequivocally credited as a corporate celebration of successful oil workers - recognition and appreciation of their hard work and results accomplished.

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13.09.2021

Kulevi Oil Terminal loads first bitumen tanker

Kulevi Oil Terminal loaded first bitumen tanker, thus celebrating achievement of being first terminal in the region to receive and load bitumen product into the sea tanker. 

Bitumen, also known as asphalt, is a substance produced through the distillation of crude oil that is known for its waterproofing and adhesive properties. Bitumen production through distillation removes lighter crude oil components, such as gasoline and diesel, leaving the “heavier” bitumen behind. 

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08.09.2021

Earthing system of BST facilities and their inspection

Lightning represents the discharge of a static electricity in the atmosphere. Common strike of lightning is characterized with phenomenal energetic properties.  In major cases, the power of such strike makes up about 20 amperes or more. The direct strike of lightning is capable of damaging all the electrical devices including cable lines, if those are not properly earthed or the earthing system is damaged.

 

Facilities of BST and their earthing system are classified in 3 categories:

-  Category I - special facilities (storage tanks for oil and oil products);

-  Category II – Pumps stations and railway trestles for offloading the oil and oil products;

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Kulevi Oil Terminal Operations