Grasys nitrogen stations ensure safety at chemical weapons destruction facility

21 January 2014

As part of the Federal Program for Destruction of Poisonous Chemical Stocks, one of the Russia's largest plants for destruction of chemical weapons and disposal of specialized equipment has been put in operation in the Kizner village, Udmurt Republic.

The technical outfitting of the facility surpasses world analogues, and the three large-scale compressor stations supplied and brought on stream by RPC Grasys are a valid part thereof.

Two membrane nitrogen stations rated for 750 cubic meters per hour and a high-duty packaged air compressor station rated for 5000 cubic meters per hour will fully cover the plant's demand for gaseous nitrogen and compressed air.

Grasys equipment is used to ensure safe destruction of chemical weapons at the plant. The nitrogen produced by the membrane stations excludes fire outbreaks and prevents ammunition explosions during thermal treatment. The compressed air produced by the air compressor package is used to feed various process equipment and instruments.

«The process of destruction of chemical weapons is extremely hazardous for the environment. That is why safety is the priority issue in outfitting such an industrial facility. We are glad to contribute to this globally important focus area», comments the RPC Grasys Director General Sergey Vladimirovich Potekhin.

Russia was the initiator of the Chemical Weapons Convention. The step-by-step weapons destruction program envisages that as of 2015 the country will have no ammunition containing chemical warfare agents.

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