Reducing heat losses by modernization of the steam pipeline for caustic soda production plant

JSC Caustic
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan
New resource-saving pipeline
Energy savings
10 701 MWh per year
CO2 savings
3 895 tonnes per year
Increase productivity and сaring for the environment
GEF, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, EU

The construction of a new pipeline significantly reduces heat absorption during transportation

JSC Caustic is a modern industrial enterprise, established in 2002, for thr production of chlor-alkali products. The Company is the only manufacturer of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) in Kazakhstan, known as caustic soda, used as a raw material and reagents in various industries. The production process requires alkali to be evaporated with steam. Prior to the project implementation with the frame of the GEFF Program, the plant received steam through a steam pipeline commissioned in the 1980s. The steam pipeline was designed for a larger volume of steam, which caused significant heat losses during the steam transportation. JSC “Caustic” decided to construct a new pipeline to reduce the heat losses during the transportation. As a result of successful project implementation, it was possible to reduce process steam losses by 2,323.2 Gcal per year.

The management of JSC “Caustic” learned about the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) from the EBRD from the loan manager of JSC Bank CenterCredit. The total investment cost of the project amounted to 484.5 thousand US dollars, of which 469.6 thousand US dollars was financed by JSC Bank CenterCredit. As a result of the project implementation, the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere will be reduced by 3,895 tons per year.

“Thanks to the financing from the BCC, we have successfully completed the project for the construction of the steam pipeline. Our enterprise pays special attention to compliance with all environmental requirements and introduces new approaches and methods to reduce the negative impact of production on the environment,” commented Tokmagambetov E.A., Chairman of the Board of JSC “Caustic”.

This project was supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance.