The "La Rábida" refinery in Huelva has introduced a system that is pioneering in Spain, consisting of a simulator which anticipates problems involving emissions and pollution levels which may be caused by the operation of the plant and evaluates their effect on the environment. This is yet another demonstration of CEPSA's respect and concern for the environment, biodiversity and the local residents.
The aim of the project is to have the pollution levels produced by emissions from the refinery fully monitored and see how they affect the environment.
In addition to the data for each plant, the computerised simulation allows us to view up to 500 different variables, such as wind direction and speed, temperature, and atmospheric pressure. This enables us to know how our emissions are going to spread and determine the impact of the refinery's activity on neighbouring districts.
In addition to this predictive system, "La Rábida" has a meteorological tower which makes it possible to acquire all of the data required to control the emissions faster. Until now these variables were obtained by radio, using the services of the Government of Andalusia's Department of the Environment.