Indian Oil Corp. has commissioned its Octamax unit at its Mathura Refinery, demonstrating the successful implementation refining technologies developed by its own R&D centre.
The technology converts C-4 streams from catalytic cracker and/or naphtha cracker units to high-octane gasoline (petrol) blending stream. This allows for compliance with stringent fuel quality norms.
The project has been completed much ahead of schedule and without any cost overruns.
The blending octane number of the sample drawn from the newly-commissioned unit was 118. The unit also met all other defined product properties.
All activities, from concept to development of the technology, preparation of the basic design engineering package, as well as erection and commissioning of the unit, have been completed through the efforts of IndianOil’s R&D centre and the Mathura Refinery.
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