A COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE FUTURE
BPCL Mumbai Refinery has taken relentless efforts towards energy conservation on a sustained basis to result in significant saving of energy and natural resources for years to come
BPCL MR developed this butterfly garden to serve as "Biodiversity Island" for native and rare plants, birds, insects, bees and butterflies. Around 2500 tree saplings of different species have been planted in butterfly garden. Each plant of this garden has been carefully selected to play the role of either host or nectar species in order to attract more butterflies and provide a supportive habitat for them to flourish. Butterflies play a vital role in the food chain and their presence is a sign of healthy ecosystem and chemical free environment.
BPCL - MR has a state of the art learning facilities and periodic training programs that aim to conduct environment awareness and protection workshops.
Regular awareness programs are conducted at process units and utilities section to embed the importance of environment conservation as a culture.
For the first time in BPCL Mumbai Refinery, enzyme based Bio-remediation was successfully carried out for treating residual sludge (approximate 84.7 MT) in MOT TK- 13. The job was completed successfully in six months and after cleaning of TK-13, it was handed over to maintenance.
Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) is implemented in the refinery as a water and energy conservation measure. Water being a scarce but essential resource, several projects have been implemented for rain water harvesting for conservation of raw water during the Monsoon season.
Mumbai Refinery has installed rainwater harvesting system for rooftops with over 63282 square meters of catchment area. Total rainwater harvested during the year 2018-19 is about 42844 KL. An area of 4320 square meters has been be added during the year 2018-19 with a potential to harvest 6,160 KL per year of rainwater.
BPCL MR has implemented a state of the art "Real-Time monitoring" tool which connects various applications and provides a dash board of information to monitor and control critical environment parameters.
As part of environment monitoring and better operational control, the following parameters are monitored and reported on real time basis:
BPCL MR has installed this flare stack of about 125 m height which is first of its kind among PSU refineries by demolishing the earlier flare stack of 80 m height. This has helped to fairly reduce emission in surrounding area.
The various Encon schemes, renewable energy projects and commissioning of heat integrated Crude Distillation Unit-4 (CDU-4) & Tail Gas Treatment Unit (TGTU) units in 2015 & 2017 respectively has further facilitated the reduction of CO2 & SO2 emissions.
Trend of CO2 & SO2 emissions over past years is as follows:
The tree plantation drive is conducted every year on "World Environment Day" in and around Mumbai
This initiative was established in the year 2017-18 so as to establish an 'Ownership' approach to have seamless implementation strategy right from 'conception to completion.'
For each process unit, multi-functional team is assigned, Energy Champion being the leader of the team has to achieve desired objective. As per the scheme, an energy champion/ support person from the same plant, plant technologist and an energy anchor from E&E are nominated. 6 KPIs were defined for 9 competing units of the refinery and fortnightly meeting being conducted at plant level that lead to generation of new energy savings ideas from team as a whole.
ED's award is given to the best performing unit in energy conservation every year.
Online energy portal has been created in collaboration with CS&S team. Also regression models have been developed for deviation analysis of the Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs) & planning purpose.
As an energy conservation measure, BPCL-MR has installed and commissioned electrical heat tracing system for VG-10 & VG-40 bitumen pipelines of 1600 meters length from BBU plant to TDU gantry leading to MP steam savings of MP steam 15MT/D & net savings of Rs. 1.23 Cr/Yr.
BPCL Mumbai Refinery became the first Indian Refinery of large capacity to have successfully converted 100% of all conventional lighting to Energy Efficient LED in May 2019. Some of the prime features of this project are:
348 kWp capacity grid connected solar power plant above Anik Nallah has achieved power generation of 1225 Kwh/day considering 44 percent of installed capacity for 8 hrs/day.
Implementation of LOBS Condensate Recovery System (CRS). Realized savings of 87.9 T/D (Condensate + flash steam)
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