The petrochemical industry produces various kinds of chemical products such as polymers, fibers or rubber, from such raw materials as petroleum, LPG, natural gas and other hydrocarbons through many different production processes. Hydrocarbons, the source material, are used to produce a variety of components including ethylene, propylene, butadiene and pyrolysis gasoline through non-catalytic thermal decomposition reaction with steam (steam cracking). The feedstock to ethylene process varies depending on the availability of resources in each country. In recent years, many ethylene plants that use light gas as a feedstock which comes from refinery and natural gas plant are being built in Middle East. When light gas is used as a feedstock, products other than ethylene are produced in smaller quantities, which leads to plants that produce propylene by dehydrating propane also being constructed. As indicated by these cases, the petrochemical industry is wide-ranging, creating a variety of chemical products.
Key feature of petrochemical and chemical plants is that very long and complicated processes are often required for their removal and the refining of the product materials, due to a variety of by-products generated from the reaction process (a core role of these plants). A variety of operations and equipment are also necessary for that purpose.
Based on our long years of experiences in designing processes, Naphtomines Contractors has the ability to help its clients to construct highly efficient and reliable plants ranging from bulk chemical plants with annual production of 0.1 to 1 million tons such as ethylene plant, to general chemical plants within annual production of ten thousands tons, using our simulation, analysis, design and engineering expertise.