Chemistry of life

Published on Monday, 21 June 2021

We all studied chemistry at school. Valence, chemical equations, covalent linkage - do you remember? Since school days, some of us were taken with this difficult discipline making it our profession.  

Chemical industry creates the world of the modern people. Creating clothes and developing drugs, cosmetics and toys - all of this is the result of the work of chemical industry workers.

Energy generation is another important sector where you cannot work without knowledge of chemistry. Chemical laboratories at out GRESs provide uninterrupted operation of power plants on a daily basis.  

 

Power plants cannot function without chemical laboratory

And that's really true. Laboratories control very important areas of activity. For example, Nevinnomysskaya GRES has water, fuel & oil and industrial sanitation teams.  Water team provides control over such indicators as quality of operating conditions, condensate and steam for the process purposes. Specialists from the fuel & oil team control the quality of fuel and oil. Industrial sanitation team is responsible for observance of the environmental protection standards during the processes.

Chemical laboratory of Konakovskaya GRES is more than just specially equipped rooms; it's a whole life for its team. Modern and reliable measurement procedures are used there, therefore, ensuring cost-effective and safe operation of equipment for qualitative and quantitative analysis of various fluids, such as industrial water, deposits, oil and gas, fuel, reagents, filtering materials.   

Central Chemical Laboratory of SUGRES is accredited within the National Accreditation System. It has the right to conduct tests in such areas as water bodies, chemical, physical factors of working fluids, fuel, oil, gas, materials and reagents used to clean and disinfect water, structural materials. The uniqueness of laboratory is that all these analyses can be performed in one place, which is extremely rare.

The Central Chemical Laboratory of Sredneuralskaya GRES has recently confirmed its technical competence in conducting tests in accordance with the accreditation area and passed relevant checks, including compliance of personnel qualification, fitting of the laboratory with equipment, provision of reagents, compliance with the regulatory and technical documentation. 

Who is committed to such a difficult and important work? You'd be surprised but faultless operation of laboratories at our power plants is often ensured by collaborative female staff working in one team. Female employees of the chemical laboratory of Konakovskaya GRES are unique with their flexibility as they are absolutely interchangeable and substitutable and trained to work in all areas of activity of the chemical laboratory. They are certified every year and confirm their qualification.

 

Formula of continuous commitment to excellence

Knowledge shouldn't be taken for granted as something that was obtained once and for all. That's why our colleagues from laboratories receive extra training in professional skills, pass exams, attend refresher courses, are attested and briefed every year.

Knowledge and experience of our employees are applied in technology projects at Nevinnomysskaya GRES. Therefore, in 2020 the power plant personnel performed chemical treatment of modules at electric deionization unit CCGT-410 for the first time. As a result, sediment that was on the unit membranes was removed from the treated water.

Now, the laboratory team has another important task: arrangement of activities on pre-start water chemical cleaning of boiler ТГМ-96, unit No.5, after the upgrade.

Employees of the Central Chemical Laboratory of Sredneuralskaya GRES, like their colleagues from Nevinnomyssk, are very tender of faultless operation of the power plant.  Since the beginning of 2021, the laboratory conducted more than 15 thousand researches. They include research of drinking water and hot water, they are very important for the consumers.

 

Chemical laboratory is characterized by cleanliness, order and self-discipline

“Absolute cleanliness, order and self-discipline prevail in the vital organization unit of the power plant. ”

– Sergey Zamyatin, Manager of Nevinnomysskaya GRES

We also know that there is indeed a spirit of fair competition and willingness to help your fellow employees. Female employees of laboratories are always ready to take part in sporting competitions, voluntary and charitable programs.

Chemistry is not boring formulas and tables. It is an endless journey to the secrets of substances, materials and the nature itself.

We wish success to all employees of the chemical industry on this journey!  Let there be less secrets and more knowledge thanks to your help.