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SOCAR Commissions Catalytic Cracking Unit

Catalytic cracking unit #55 was commissioned at the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery after overhauls, the Azerbaijan state oil and gas company (SOCAR)reported in a news release.

This installation is the plant’s largest and most important production unit. Following the repairs, products indicators have considerably increased. The automatic production control system was improved for the refinery’s catalytic cracking units and hydraulic equipment.

After the renovation, management was simplified and performance significantly increased following the application of improved new electron system. The company received 135,182 tons of vacuum gas-oil, 1,067 tons of liquefied natural gas, and 2,442 tons of dry gas, and produced 16,840 tons of light reflux and 21,109 tons of heavy phlegm in March. These figures are higher than in previous months.

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