The Eco-Analytical Laboratory (the EAL) was established on May 1, 2013 and forms a part of the Central Laboratory as a result of reorganization of the chemical analytical laboratory of Ophergasneft Refinery.
Currently, the functions of the Eco-Analytical Laboratory include:
analysis of the natural (underground and surface) water (as part of the process control for the purpose of environmental protection);
analysis of drinking water (as part of the process control for the purpose of compliance with the sanitary standards for potable water);
analysis of all types of refinery process water for the purpose of on-line testing and control of the processes, as well as for ensuring the safe operation of the equipment and facilities;
analysis of waste water and treated waste water (including biochemical technique) at all stages of treatment;
analysis of gas-air environment at the refinery in order to ensure the occupational safety;
hydrobiological analysis of the activated sludge for the purpose of control of the quality of treatment and operation of the biological unit of the treatment facilities;
biotesting is used to test the toxicity of natural water, refinery water and treated effluent. The test-objects are Ceriodaphnia and Paramecium caudatum.
The analytical equipment and facilities of the laboraroty are able to resolve practically all tasks faced by the company in the field of water testing and identify measurable components with the wide range of concentrations.
The high professional level of the staff (97 %) is proved by the diplomas in work-related higher education; all staff are duly trained at the refinery (as needed) and improve their qualification at the leading educational and training centers of the Russian Federation.
The staff members of the Eco-Analytical Laboratory permanently improve their qualification in the advanced analytical methods and measurement techniques in order to comply with the ever-expanding needs of the Company.
The competency of the government-regulated Central Laboratory is proved by the accreditation certificate issued in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation.
The management of Antipinsky Refinery successfully manages the production tasks and creates conditions for open demonstration of the corporate environmental liability. Thus, in July 2014, Antipinsky Refinery opened the Ecological Reception Desk to inform the public about the ecological situation outside the oil refinery.
Laboratories of "OPHERGASNEFT TANK FARM LLC". are located at the tank farms of the branches of "OPHERGASNEFT" and "Primorskaya" and carry out complex laboratory researches to quality control of the received and dispensed petroleum products from the tank farms.
The test laboratory is accredited by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology in the GOST R Certification System for technical competence and has accreditation certificate № ROSS RU. 0002.31ЭМ49, registered in the State Register before September 21, 2020.
Laboratories are not a legal entity, but part of the company "OPHERGASNEFT" as its structural subdivision. Laboratories do not have it's own checking and other bank accounts.
The main activity of the laboratory is to:
Quality control of petroleum products according to the declared field of accreditation, including for work on conformity with technical regulations.
Ensuring quality control of petroleum products while receiving it from the oil transport .