IndianOil’s New Energy Solution: Diesel for extreme winter for Union territory of Ladakh

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By Sarkaritel November 11, 2019 22:28

IndianOil’s New Energy Solution: Diesel for extreme winter for Union territory of Ladakh


Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s Panipat Refinery has come up with novel solution to address the problem faced by people in the UT of Ladakh of loss of fluidity in Diesel fuel during extreme winter conditions. Using the normal grade of diesel fuel becomes an arduous task for the people in the winter months where temperatures fall to sub zero temperatures of nearly – 30°C.

However, the winter grade diesel produced by Panipat Refinery for the first time has a pour point of – 33oC and does not lose its fluidity function even in the extreme winter weather of the region unlike the normal grade of Diesel which becomes exceedingly difficult to utilize. This winter grade diesel also meets BIS specification of BS-VI grade diesel and has been successfully produced and certified for the first time by Panipat Refinery on 08th November 2019.

IndianOil’s top leadership after several interactions with customers and channel partners in the region received feedback about the difficulties of using diesel in winter months. The Corporation then worked on developing an in-house solution to the problem and undertook the conceptualisation, component stream identification, blend study, tank preparation, hardware modification, quality adjustment of the unit streams, flushing of the associated infrastructure, production, certification of the desired product grade and immediate road supplies to deliver a long lasting solution to this challenging issue facing the people of UT of Ladakh. The first delivery is being effected to the highest altitude Retail Outlets at Leh Ladakh.

IndianOil, (for the last over six decades, through its unfailing Supply and Logistics network) is already undertaking the mammoth annual task of advanced winter stocking for the region to ensure round the year availability of fuel supplies despite the closure of roads for nearly six months. The winter grade Diesel is another effort by the Corporation, as part of its quest in its Year of Solutions 2019 to deliver tailor-made energy solutions to the people of the country.

The first Tank truck containing winter grade HSD has been flagged off from the Panipat Marketing Complex of IndianOil. Subsequent supplies of winter grade diesel would be done from the Jalandhar POL Terminal from where this fuel grade would reach the Leh and Kargil Depot to meet demands of customers of Leh Ladakh region during peak winters.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel November 11, 2019 22:28