Iran unveils new technological achievements in oil industry
TEHRAN – Iranian Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (PRTC) unveiled three new research products on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Oil Minister Javad Oji, Shana reported.
As reported, during this ceremony, Oji unveiled a device for measuring the life of polyethylene pipes in contact with chlorinated water.
This measuring device is used to simulate the operating conditions of drinking water pipes with high accuracy, as well as to assess the quality of the different qualities of pipes produced in the country in order to estimate the service life of the pipes.
On the basis of an agreement between the operator and the developer of the device, it is currently passing a pilot test on the qualities of pipes produced by the company Jam Petrochemical.
Technical knowledge for the commercial production of ammonia synthesis catalysts and a base catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene were also the other two achievements unveiled at the mentioned ceremony.
The knowledge for the production of ammonia synthesis catalysts was developed by an Iranian company called Smart Catalyst in collaboration with Petrochemical Research and Technology Company.
This catalyst is widely used by the country’s ammonia-based petrochemical plants, and its domestic production will save the country millions of dollars every year.
The knowledge necessary for the production of the base catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene was also acquired by Pouya Pazhouhesh Bakhtar Company, a subsidiary of Bakhtar Group Company.
The selective acetylene hydrogenation catalyst can remove acetylene from the input feed to olefinic units of the petrochemical complexes of Shazand, Amirkabir, Ilam, Ariasasol, Jam and Maroun.
The product is currently in the commercial production stage and its technical knowledge body is being prepared.
Earlier this month, PRTC chief executive Majid Daftari said the country would become fully self-sufficient in the production of catalysts used in the petrochemical industry by Iranian calendar year 1402 (starting March 2023). ).
According to Daftari, out of 40 types of catalytic groups in the petrochemical industry, knowledge for the production of 20 is currently indigenized in the country.
âBy the end of this year (March 20, 2022), [the knowledge for producing] eight other groups will be indigenous and the remaining 12 groups are under research or development, âhe said.
Petrochemicals is Iran’s most important industry after oil and gas. The National Petrochemical Company hopes to increase its production capacity to 120 million tonnes per year by 2022.
The petrochemical industry has played a key role in national economic growth as it creates added value and reduces the sale of oil and gas on which the economy has depended for decades.
With abundant hydrocarbon reserves and new private sector investment, Iran is working hard to maintain its global status in this key sector and expand its reach.
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Photo: Petroleum Minister Javad Oji