Endress+Hauser, named the Main Instrument Vendor (MIV) by Refineria de Cartagena (Reficar) in Cartagena, Colombia, supplied more than 2,800 flow and level measurement devices to support a $3.8 billion refinery expansion and modernization project.

The Reficar expansion project added 12 new process units, increasing refining capacity and production from 80 KBD to 165 KBD. The upgraded facility will produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel from heavy crude oil slate.

Colsein Ltda, Endress+Hauser’s local partner in Colombia, provided additional support to Reficar through local training, calibration services and site supervision during installation, commissioning and startup.

Colsein Ltda delivered a series of training programs to Reficar using an Endress+Hauser PTU® (Process Training Unit) located in Tocancipa, Cundinamarca Colombia (approximately 16 miles north of Bogotá). The PTU is a full-scale working mini-process plant with on-line instrumentation and controls. The PTU allowed Reficar personnel to gain hands-on experience with the types of operations, diagnostics and troubleshooting used in the new and updated units.