Cross-check conducted in YPF San Lorenzo Complex and Transpetro Terminal of the Guanabara Bay

  • The ninth cross-check conduced October 9-13, 2017 was carried out at the YPF San Lorenzo Complex.

    The main objective of this experience, which has been promoted by the Pipelines and Terminals Committee of ARPEL since 2013, was to identify good practices and opportunities for improvement of facilities through the implementation of the checklist provided in ARPEL Manual for Terminals Operation Management.

    In addition to the host team of YPF, experts of Transpetro participated in the evaluation team, while professionals of Pluspetrol and Honeywell participated as observers.

    The San Lorenzo Complex is composed of: loading terminal (7 loading stations), combination pipeline terminal (18 tanks and 13 spheres), dock terminal, LPG terminal, ISO certified laboratory, and automated systems for fire fighting.

    The technicians who participated in the cross-check highlighted: "YPF has a high degree of development as an organization, which is reflected in the efficient operation of its processes."

    On the other hand, the tenth cross-check was carried out at the Transpetro Terminal of the Guanabara Bay. It was conducted November 27-December 1, 2017.

    This time, technicians of YPF were the evaluators of the Transpetro complex, while Pluspetrol participated as observer.

    The Complex of the Guanabara Bay is composed of: terminal for liquid fuels storage and transfer in tanks; piers for operation of barges; LPG terminal and pier; pressurized and refrigerated storage tanks; facilities for transfer operations; LPG terminal and pier under construction; and LNG unloading pier.

    The professionals who participated in the cross-check stated that as a result of controlled procedures, technology in equipment, and the high knowledge of those responsible for the plants, "All these elements make each operation safe for people, the facilities and the environment.”

    For further information on the implementation of the next cross checks, please email Irene Alfaro, Downstream Director of ARPEL. Contact: ialfaro@arpel.org.uy

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