Chegeni stated that while localizations have
compensated for some of the industry's challenges, including the production of
catalysts, parts, and reactors, further progress is required to compete in the
Chegeni listed old technologies, the long life of
complexes, and sanctions as the fundamental challenges of the petrochemical
industry in Iran. Although efforts have been made by companies to update, the
director noted that complexes with long lifespans are being worn out, and Iran
is behind in terms of technology.
Chegeni emphasized that while Iran has made
significant progress in catalysts and reactors, the country must skip reverse engineering
and design new catalysts to compete globally.
He also stressed the importance of using
information management systems and up-to-date and advanced equipment in the
The director of production control of the
National Petrochemical Company further added that the petrochemical industry
must adopt new recycling methods, advanced purification and refining methods,
and clean energy.
He suggested using low temperature pressure
processes, component manufacturing and upgrading of alloys, artificial
intelligence for intelligent and online control, and the use of artificial
intelligence to evaluate the lifespan of equipment and parts as short-term
solutions in upgrading industrial processes.
Chegeni concluded by highlighting the need for
the petrochemical industry to shift towards oil refineries due to the increase
in gas consumption in the country.
He urged the industry to prioritize the use of
new recycling methods, advanced purification and refining methods, and clean energy
to tackle the challenges effectively.
Overall, Chegeni's address underscored the need
for Iran's petrochemical industry to adopt a forward-thinking approach to stay
competitive in the global market.