Efforts, in brief, made towards technology absorption, adaptation and innovation
Mumbai refinery has undertaken the following projects to obtain the benefits of the latest technological developments and advances.
- In line with an action plan for meeting the auto fuel quality upgrade of part production of Euro IV quality diesel by April 2010, the DHDS unit catalyst was changed to the latest generation TK 576 BRIM catalyst supplied by M/s. Haldor Topsoe.
- FCC LPG Merox catalyst was replaced with a new sweetening catalyst jointly developed by BPC R&D and Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.
Benefits derived as a result of the efforts, e.g. product improvement, cost reduction, product development, import substitution etc.
- Time required for catalyst regeneration was saved resulting in faster start-up of the unit. Will reduce total unit down time required for revamp jobs scheduled next year.
- This has enabled import substitution.
Information regarding technology imported during last five years reckoned from the beginning of the financial year:
||Year of import
|Fixed bed platforming process from M/s. UOP, USA for production of high Octane Motor Spirit blend stock and for increasing capacity.
|Isodewaxing/hydrofinishing technology from M/s. Chevron Lummus Global for production of Group II Lube Oil Base Stocks.
|DHDS Reactor catalyst change to new generation HDS catalyst TK 576 BRIM supplied by M/s. Haldor Topsoe, Denmark in December 2007 as a part of the unit revamp for producing Euro IV Diesel.
|Naphtha HDS Catalyst was the latest from M/s. Haldor Topsoe.
Has Technology been fully absorbed?
If not fully absorbed, areas where this has not taken place, reasons therefore and future plans of action: