The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is involved in exploring oil and gas fields, producing, processing, and transporting oil, gas, and gas condensate, marketing petroleum and petrochemical products in domestic and international markets, and supplying natural gas to industry and the public in Azerbaijan.
The Kalmaz underground gas storage, with a total operating capacity of almost 3 billion cubic meters, plays a vital role in supporting the development and stabilization of the gas market in Azerbaijan. The primary parts of the surface facilities of the Kalmaz underground gas storage comprise two-stage separation of solids and condensate, gas flow measurement at wells, gas compression, pre-heating and pressure control and drying and treatment.
Inkoel MMC process automation solution is helping SOCAR maximize the capacity of the Kalmaz underground gas storage facility at Hajigabul, 100km from Baku. As a Main Automation Contractor, Inkoel has supplied the core instrumentation and control system, assisted with the associated scope along with the engineering design and responsibility for ensuring compatibility and interfacing of the automation system with interconnected devices.
The installation of Rockwell Automation PlantPAx™ Process Automation Solution, with about 1,000 I/O has increased visibility into the process, helping the plant to improve control and run closer to its capacity. Automating data collection has also eliminated manual rounds at the plant, improving operator efficiency and safety.