PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 21st Refinery Technology Meet at Vaisakhapatnam

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Vaisakhapatnam: Refinery Technology Meet (RTM), one of the most prominent technical conferences pertaining to refining sector in the country, is being periodically organized by Centre for High Technology (CHT) under the aegis of MOP&NG and attended by luminaries from Oil industry. The first RTM was held 30 years ago and so far 20 RTMs have been organized in association with Indian Oil Companies on various themes, relevant to oil industry.
CHT is organizing 21st RTM in association with HPCL at Visakhapatnam during 20-22 April, 2017. The theme of the Meet is- ‘Refining to Petrochemicals – The Way Ahead’ The meet spans over three days engaging key stakeholders from downstream petroleum sector for deliberation of latest trends in refining technologies across the Globe.
21st RTM of this year would deal with various aspects of Global Energy scenario, Refining and Petrochemicals integration, Process optimization & Upgradation, Value Added Products, Innovative solutions to create and add value from theexisting assets, improve process and energy efficiency, Yield Optimization, Process integration and intensification, Loss Control, Reliability Management, minimizingEnvironmental impact etc. Eminent speakers & experts in their respective fields will deliver lectures and make technical presentations during the RTM.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister emphasized the need for innovation in the Rerfining sector, greater emphasis on Research & Development, increased need for Environment Protection and Reduction in emissions. He specifically mentioned that the state of art HP Green R&D Centre at Bengaluru which he had inaugurated last year, is truly a world class R&D Centre.
He gave away Prizes in various categories in Refinery and R&D field. He lauded the efforts of CHT, HPCL and all other Oil Companies for successfully organizing the 21st RTM.

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