May 2019

SETPOINT VC-8000 installation at Kazakhstan’s Pavlodar Refinery results in official customer satisfaction letter

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (BKV) was selected in 2018 to replace an aging Bently Nevada® machinery protection system at the Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery (POCR) in Kazakhstan.  BKV’s VC-8000 SETPOINT® machinery protection system was chosen due to its compatibility with the existing installation and its cost-effective ability to replace such legacy systems.

The authorized sales and service provider for BKV in Kazakhstan, Art IMPEX Group LLP, performed all installation and commissioning work.

The system has now been successfully placed into service protecting hydrogen compressors K-201 and K-301 in the refinery’s LK-6U hydrocracking unit, and POCR has issued a letter, expressing their satisfaction.

Alexey Vostrukhov, Russian Sales Manager for BKV, summarized the situation as follows:  “The legacy system was obsolete and expensive to upgrade,” he says. “The SETPOINT system, however, demonstrated that it could be quickly installed and cost-effectively fulfill all the refinery’s requirements. POCR was very cooperative and is satisfied with our monitoring solution thanks to the product itself and the professional installation, commissioning, and support provided by our partner, ART IMPEX GROUP, as described in POCR’s customer satisfaction letter.”


Customer satisfaction letter


To: Alim Baikhozhayev, CEO of “ART IMPEX GROUP” LLP
From: D. Kuzhekbayev, Deputy General – Production Director of “PAVLODAR OIL CHEMISTRY REFINERY” LLP


In 2018 the company "ART IMPEX GROUP" LLP at the “PAVLODAR OIL CHEMISTRY REFINERY” LLP has modernized the protection and monitoring system of compressor equipment for compressors ЦК-201 and ЦК-301 of the gas compressor plant ЛК-6У. The implemented system is built on the basis of the Briiel & Kjær Vibro SETPOINT system, developed in accordance with the API 670 standard and meeting all modern requirements and regulatory documents. Reliability, full integration with the ESD system (MAK), and generation of warning and alarm signals enabled SETPOINT to be installed in the automatic emergency protection system of the plant's units.

The company "ART IMPEX GROUP" LLP performed a full range of works on

equipping the units with a vibration protection system: Supply of equipment, design and survey, construction and commissioning works. The works were performed within the agreed time frame, in compliance with the requirements and norms of industrial safety and labor protection and were carried out through constant feedback from the customer's representatives.

During the period of cooperation with "ART IMPEX GROUP" LLP, there were no complaints about the quality and timing of the work. I evaluate the work of the "ART IMPEX GROUP" LLP specialists as highly qualified and professional.