VNII Galurgii celebrates 85 years

23.09.2016

In 2016, JSC VNII Galurgii (St. Petersburg), a leading research and design institute in the potash, salt and related industries, celebrates 85 years. Established in 1931 on the basis of Salt Laboratory of the USSR Academy of Sciences, it played a decisive role in the formation and development of the potash industry in the USSR.

In the course of long-term scientific and practical research, the Institute studied characteristics of the geological structure of potash deposits, improved and elaborated methods of their exploration and geological-economic assessment, developed technologies that ensure safe mining operations in potash and salt mines. Developments of VNII Galurgii made it possible to move away from a laborious and inefficient drill and blast tunneling method to mechanised tunneling using tunnel boring machines.

The Institute developed theoretical bases of halurgic and flotation processing methods of water-soluble minerals and created production technologies of various grades of potassium chloride (fine-grained, dust-free and granulated) and chlorine-free potash fertilisers (potassium sulfate, potassium magnesia, magnesium ammonium fertilisers).

According to scientific and technological developments of VNII Galurgii, Uralkaliís mine groups Solikamsk-1, Solikamsk-2, Solikamsk-3 and Berezniki-4 were designed and commissioned. VNII Galurgii is one of the creators of the high-tech Baltic Bulker Terminal in the seaport of Saint-Petersburg, rated among Europeís best logistics complexes for transshipment of mineral fertilisers from rail cars to seagoing vessels.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the worldís largest potash producers and exporters. The Companyís assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Territory, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.11,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkaliís shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.

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Cardinal rules

Smoking in mines is prohibited.
Work at heights without wearing a safety harness is prohibited.
Work in electrical installations under voltage is prohibited.
It is forbidden to perform work and stay in the bottomhole zone during the operation of the mining machine.
Loading and unloading operations when people are in the danger zone are prohibited.
Working in underground mines with unsecured and/or unassembled roofing is prohibited.
It is forbidden to carry out repairs and maintenance of conveyors without disconnecting from energy sources, use of conveyors for transfer of people and goods (materials and/or equipment), crossing (either above or under) operating conveyors by employees are not allowed.
It is forbidden to carry out welding and flame work in underground mines and mine buildings without the necessary safety measures preventing fire.