According to the company’s PR
office, the company’s olefin unit, with production of ethylene, propylene,
benzene prolysis, fuel oil and four carbonated compounds, is one of the largest
and most active units in the industrial complex which is located in Pars
Special Economic Energy Zone in Assaluyeh, southern Iran.
According to Mehdi Seif
Elahi, the plant’s deputy CEO for Process Engineering, Production Control and
Energy, benzene pyrolysis is one of the byproducts of the unit, with an average production of 30 to 38 tons
The item is sent to Barzouyeh
petrochemical plant for production of aromatic materials including benzene,
toluene and xylene, he said.
After the aromatics
extraction process, the remainder of this material, called C5Cut, is returned
to Jam Petrochemical Company as a feedstock to be combined with other feedstock
from the company to be used in the olefin unit of the facility.
According to him, more than
60% of the C5Cut feedstock which is received from Barzouyeh Plant olefinic
compounds. According to these designs, once the olefinic compounds are
introduced into the cracking furnaces, most of the materials are converted into
tar, coke, or fuel oil, which are of very low added value.
The company's olefin
specialists have begun designing a project for the hydrogenation of olefin
compounds to make the shift from olefinic to para-olefinic and isoparaffinic
compounds and the production of high value added items such as ethylene and
propylene, Seif Elahi added.