Abadan History


ABADAN city is located in the southern west of Iran and close to Iran-Iraq border. The city was originally a small town However since the establishment of ABADAN Refinery in 1911 it became an important industrial city in Iran.

Iran.ABADAN city was surrounded by Iraqi forces during the first year of Iran-Iraq war in 1980 and was mainly destroyed by Iraqi fire. However it was reconstructed after the war and still has an important rule in Iranian oil industry.





Environmental Conditions

  1. Plant site location: ABADAN
  2. Height above medium sea level : 1.5 m
  3. Soil characteristics : Type : alluvial sand and clays
  4. Bearing capacity: 0.48 kg / cm 2
  5. Ground water level : - 0.2 ~ -1 m
  6. Seismic characteristics : no earthquake factor
  7. Type of atmosphere : marine / dusty
  8. design dry bulb temperature : 49 C
  9. minimum temperature : - 5 C
  10. maximum temperature : 55 C
  11. design wet bulb temperature : 27 C
  12. Barometric pressure : 744.7 – 775.7 mm HG
  13. Air humidity : monthly mean max. 100 %
  14. Air humidity : monthly mean min. 4 %
  15. Annual average: 38 %

FEED & RAW MATERIAL

  1. Saturated light hydrocarbons (Ethane / Propane / Butane )
  2. Raw Salt ( Sodium Chloride )
  3. Benzene
  4. Ethylene dichloride ( E.D.C. )






INTRODUCTION

ABADAN Petrochemical Company is the first producer of Poly Vinyl Chloride ( P.V.C.) in Iran. It was established in 1969 in ABADAN city in the southern west of Iran. The initial capacity was 20000 MTPY P.V.C. , 10000 MTPY D.D.B. and 24000 MTPY Caustic Soda. The company was expanded in 1975 to produce 60000 MTPY P.V.C. The complex was destroyed during the Iran-Iraq war in 1980-1988.

However it was reconstructed after the end of the war and the P.V.C. production increased to 59400 tons per year in 2005. The company is now planning to revamp all the production units in order to increase the P.V.C. production capacity to 110000 MTPY.