The strategic goal of TANECO is the production of high-quality products in a continuous technological process.
In February 2018, the company launched a pilot operation of Kaspersky MLAD in the technological process of CDU-VDU-7.
The number of processes at the enterprise is enormous, which creates multiple risks. The most complex and important unit at the plant is CDU-VDU-7 (7 million tons of oil a year), which includes the electric desalting system (where crude oil arrives), the furnaces, and the atmospheric and vacuum columns where oil products are distilled into different fractions. The processes here are sensitive to input feedstock, the correct functioning of the cooling system, and the operating temperature ranges. It is critically important that information about deviations in the technological processes be supplied automatically.
For this reason, TANECO selected this unit to pilot the Kaspersky MLAD early anomaly detection system, which uses machine learning on telemetry data received from the plant’s technological processes.
Kaspersky MLAD is deployed at CDU-VDU-7 in combination with Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks. Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks analyzes mirrored traffic from the automated production management system, and transmits tags to Kaspersky MLAD using the gRPC protocol in online mode. Kaspersky MLAD returns information about detected anomalies.