IMPSA started the delivery process of one of the three furnaces for the NEC (New Fuel Specification) Project that is being developed for YPF’s Luján de Cuyo Industrial Complex, which is part of the expansion and modernization of that refinery. One of the main functions of this new plant is to reduce the sulfur content of fuels, something that is in line with the technological evolution of engines and environmental respect standards.

IMPSA, through its company Transapelt, started, on Saturday January 13th , the transfer of what is known as Radiation, one of the four pieces that make up the furnace, which is 9.7 meters high and weighs 62 tons. The other three sections of this new generation of equipment for the Oil & Gas industry are called Convective, Breeching and Chimney, and will be transported during January and February.

A total of 133 professionals, including technicians, operators, engineers and specialists from 15 areas of the company participated in the manufacture of the furnace.

This first furnace to be installed at the YPF Refinery will replace a unit which had been manufactured by IMPSA in 1984 and which, after 40 years of operation, has reached the end of its useful life.

The other two furnaces that IMPSA is manufacturing for the Argentine oil company will allow the production of cleaner and better quality fuels with low sulfur content, and are part of the expansion and modernization works that YPF is carrying out at its Luján de Cuyo refinery.

The transfer of the Radiation was successfully completed. The piece departed on Saturday morning from IMPSA’s Technological Development Center in Godoy Cruz and traveled 38 km to YPF’s refinery in Luján de Cuyo, where it arrived around noon. It was coordinated jointly by Transapelt and personnel from the National Gendarmerie, the Traffic Department of the Municipality of Godoy Cruz, the Road Traffic Department of the Municipality of Luján de Cuyo, the Provincial Roads Department and the National Roads Department.