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Green initiative by Bongaigaon Refinery
 BONGAIGAON, June 12 - The Bongaigaon Refinery has linked all Stack Monitoring Parameters with CPCB & PCBA server for public viewing.

Demonstrating its commitment to the cause of environmental care and protection, Bongaigaon Refinery successfully linked all its emission-releasing stack data on online basis with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Pollution Control Board of Assam (PCBA) servers for public viewing.

The green initiative was taken by the refinery as per the guidelines issued by CPCB to all petroleum refineries to instal Online Continuous Stack Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) for the industry/sector specific parameters as laid down in consent to operate/authorisations by the Pollution Control Board of Assam (PCBA).

With this, Bongaigaon Refinery has become the first refinery among all IOCL refineries to link all Stack Monitoring Parameters with CPCB & PCBA server for public viewing.

LW Khongwir, Executive Director, inaugurated the hook-up of online data linkage of SO2, NOx, CO & SPM parameters of all 13 stacks of Bongaigaon Refinery with CPCB on Thursday in the presence of RK Sharma, GM (Projects), GC Sikder, GM (T), A Kalita, GM (TS &HSE) and other senior officials.

Inaugurating the system, Khongwir appreciated the efforts of those directly or indirectly involved with this activity and emphasised how this green initiative will be instrumental in sustaining long-term environmental requirement.

He further said that by this initiative, Bongaigaon Refinery has once again shown its strong commitment to environmental concern and protection.

Besides this, the refinery has also hooked up these data of SO2, NOx, CO & SPM to respective plant Direct Control Systems (DCS) for monitoring and better operational control by production groups.

These data are also displayed in the plant main gate on real time basis.

Earlier, the Bongaigaon Refinery had linked its Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System to CPCB in 2009, Stack Monitoring System in 2011 and Effluent Monitoring System in 2015.

All these parameters are also linked to the PCBA server at Guwahati since June 29 , 2015. With this, as of now, Bongaigaon Refinery has complied with all the requirements under CPCB/PCBA/CREP guidelines.

Earlier, JJ Das, DGM (P&U & Inst) explained the whole system of this online data monitoring system to the senior management.

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