Major Iranian refinery improves its base oil quality
Tehran, Iran, April 24
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran's Sepahan Oil Company (SOC) has announced the successful improvement of the quality of its base oil product.
Ali Dehghanian, the general manager of SOC Refinery, said that the continuous improvement of base oil quality is one of the main strategies of the company in the field of base stocks. In this line, the company launched the first phase of a project in the current Iranian calendar year (began on March 20, 2016) by producing "SN-500 Empowered" base oil with the aim of improving base oil quality, SOC Public Relation Department told Trend April 24.
The color index of around 1, the viscosity index of over 90, and the pour point of below minus 6 degrees Celsius are the key specifications of the new product, which has been highly appreciated on the target markets. Therefore, the company has allotted the lion's share of its base oil production capacity to the Group I base oils.
SOC is active in the field of base stocks (Group I base oils, PRO, and wax) and finished products (various types of Speedy engine oils). With an annual production capacity of 700,000 tons, the company is one of the largest lubricant producers in the Middle East. Through defining long-term strategies and launching new development plans, the company has set a target for selling one million tons of improved-quality base stocks and end products in Iranian calendar year 1398 (March 2019-March 2020).