Treatment facilities of «KARPATNAFTOCHIM» at peak of flood have proved the reliable operation
The team of neutralization and treatment of industrial waste waters division of «КАRPATNAFTOCHIM» Ltd., had to work in extraordinary complicated situation in June days of the biggest pouring rains and severe floods in Kalush region. Workers of treatment facilities of the Company were forced to use urgent measures and to react quickly, working around the clock, in order not to allow the flooding and failure of process equipment and machinery. Besides of that, it was also necessary to secure the uninterrupted and reliable treatment of a huge amount of waste and rain waters and prohibit the coming of pollutants to already purified water and discharge to the river Dniester.
And it’s a great respect to the team of the above-mentioned division that they have managed to execute such important task during the peak period of floods and flooding of territories, noted Sergey Gandzyuk, a chief of this division. According to five-point grading system their activity could be rated at «five».
– Due to high qualified actions of workers of treatment facilities, and first of all, thanks to the activities of shift personnel, – tells Sergey Bogdanovych, – in critical days of natural calamity in June 22-24 was avoided the flooding of equipment and occurrence of emergency situations in our division. Practically on the territory of the object continuously worked tractor МТЗ-80 with trailer, on which to the necessary points was transported the pump for pumping-out of rain waters. For the pumping-out and pumping-over of water we also used the available drain pumps and petrol motor pump «Honda». There was the situation when on the territory of the division worked three fire engines of State Fire and Rescue Group- 24 for protection of objects of «KARPATNAFTOCHIM» Ltd., which helped to pump out and to pump-over the water.
In order to purify properly waste waters, which were coming to treatment facilities and to avoid the falling of pollutants to the river, we practically involved all reserve facilities – aero tanks, precipitation tanks, places of storage of damp sediment. Shortly to say, the whole technological process of neutralization, mechanical and biological treatment of waste waters including sanitary waters, organic waters etc., was made according to the Regulation. That is why this flood calamity was overcome by the team of the division without breakdowns of equipment and machinery. And the most important is the fact that there were no any infringements during discharge of purified water to the river Dniester.
Now, according to the information of Sergey Gandzyuk, the situation at treatment facilities of «KARPATNAFTOCHIM» has been normalized. Practically have already been emptied 80 percent of reserve facilities, which were involved in operation during intensive and unceasing heavy rains and significant rise of water level. Damp sediment was pumped to sludge sites, and suspended substances, caught at the unit of mechanical treatment of waste waters, were transported to the landfill of such wastes.