- light hydrocarbons rectification Pentany - 1967,
— cresol refining was adapted as acetone refining — 1967,
— used oil treatment — 1971.
In 1956-1970 investment input in real prices was 330 min zł.
In further five years, modern installations in new areas were open:
— an oil inhibitor — 1975,
- a gear oil building - 1976,
- a plastic grease factory - 1977.
Areas east off the refinery were bought for further expansion such as e.g. used oil regeneration installations. The refinery's area was enlarged to 90,2 ha. Quality production, quantity production and a product line developed dynamically. It is worth stressing that a billion zloty in real prices was reached in 1968 and it was 1,005 min zł, gained by selling the refineiy's products.
In 1964 the refinery undertook a regeneration of used oil, causing its troubles, but giving the national economy approximately 2 min Mg of saved production, not to mention ecological aspects.
In 1976-1980 the refinery was a part of Podkarpaty Refinery Companies in Jasło and had 48% shares in the production value. It was a stagnation period that is remembe red as a conseąuence of the central authorities superpower policy. Therefore, disintegration was sudden (January l, 1981).
Despite the difficułt crisis years in 1980s, the refine17 was a company renewed its mcdernisation. Three steam boilers were replaced with a new OD-16 type, simultaneously fed with gas and oil and the gas plant was adapted as a water softening plant. The refinery's electric energy supply was a 30 kV line and it was reinforced with a 110kV line (towards Białobrzegi) and also a clutch station and GPZ were built.
In 1985 i.e. the 85th anniversary, the refinery had the production value of 12,100 min and employed 1,200 workers who produced more man a hundred assortments: petroleum solvent, compression—ignition engine fuel, heating oil, compressor oil, electro—insulting oil, machine oil, hydraulic oil, engine oil, gear oil, special oil, asphalt and lithium grease.
In the second half of the 1980s and the 1990s further investments were conducted:
- replacing two Zielenicki coal boilers with RP-6 Sefako Sędziszów — 1986,
- a new air compressor room was built - two turbocompressors with efficiency of 8,000 Nm3/min and pressure of 8 atmosphere, and also a nitrogen production zeolite station — 1991,
— a cold store (1992) replaced the chimney one from 1952,
- the power station building and Aceton (once Cresol) were adapted as workshops: Control—Measuring Apparatus (AKP) and electric,
- installation for propane deasphalting, efficiency: 25,000 Mg/year working in a high temperature condition - 1992,
- two production lines of filling 1,11 and 3,51 packages (1992) replaced the installations from 1976,
- barrel and drum production line ???a!201 and canister 321 with warehouses (1993),
— a sewage—treatment plant, efficiency: 600m3/hour (1992) which is used in 33%,
— yards, access roads, inner roads and receipt of products by car transport were modernised,
— a fuel station and three oil stations for autocisterns were built — 1993,
- a car garage (1993) was built and the previous one was turned into a firm shop - 1994,
— a PE 51 and 201 package production linę and filling them with oil - 1995,
— in 1996 a high vacuum distillation of used, Viscolube (Italy) licence, was ready to use, and it replaced the old boiler distillation from 1926.
The installation significantly lowered the cost of used oil regeneration, which since 1963 i.e. from the ve-ry beginning of used oil collection in Poland, has been processed 2,5mln Mg, that is as much as a ten—year extraction of kerosene.
- in 1998 a rotary furnace for waste combustion, the first in refining industry, was introduced.
In April 1997 the refinery received a PCBC certifi-cate for an application of the quality approval system, ISO 9002 norm, and since 1998 we have been ready to implement an ecological management system according to ISO 14001.
In February l, 1996 the refinery became a Joint Stock belonging to Polish Kerosene Ltd. Nowadays Petrochemia Płock is an owner of 75% shares which means that since this February Jedlicze Oil Refinery Joint Stock has belonged to a Petro holding.
Prof. ph. D, Engineer Andrzej Madeyski
RYMANOW ZDRÓJ - MY REFLECTIONS FROM THE YEARS 1952 - 1999
Prof. ph. D. Engineer Andrzej Madeyski is the Director of the „Polish Health Resorts" Chamber of Commerce. The author recalls his first meeting with the Rymanów Zdrój Health Resort in the summer of 1952. He also writes about present Rymanów. That fragment is published unabridged.
Rymanów has retained much of its naturalness, harmony with the surrounding naturę and simplicity. It is one of few Polish health resorts which resisted the socialist—realistic buildings, the invasion of cars, and industrial plants which pollute the natural environrnent. Rymanów has got two treasures: one of them is unique 0.8% sorrel, chloride-bicarbonate—sodium, bromide—iodide, and the other is local healing climate having amazing influence in curing children.
It is something marvellous: a secluded health resort with a natural environment, three kilometres
away a small town with the historie Saint Wawrzyniec church (XVIIIth century) and ruins of a historie - Renaissance synagogue. Present Rymanów has got a modern sanatorium for children (300 beds) „Ziemowit", a modernised pump room, Nature-Healing Plant „Eskulap", and a naturally bottled minerał water plant. Rymanów, not so long ago a part of the village of Posada Górna, has got a full public infrastructure i.e. a sufficient drinking water supply and for econo-mic needs, a sewage system with a sewage —treatment plant, and an organised system of waste disposal.
Rymanów is a health resort mainly for children, but adult healing is successfully developing in the „Rymanów Health Resort" Joint—Stock Company com-plex, Sanatorium „Stomil" (150 beds), and „Słoneczna" (30 beds).
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