New gasoline-blending unit started at Poland refining

In 1996, Petrochemia Plock SA (PPSA) built a new gasoline-blending unit (GBU) in its Poland refining complex to automate and upgrade its gasoline-blending facilities.Today, advanced blending control saves the refinery about $3-4 million/year.The project was part of a larger PPSA modernization and development effort to make products that met or exceeded EU future 2005 specifications. The larger effort was spurred by Poland`s preparation for membership to the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).The GBU plant produces up to 4 million metric tons/year (mty) of four basic gasolines: base 94, base 98, Eurosuper 95, and super plus 98.PPSA owns the largest refini...

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