PM Modi reviews the progress of the conversion of nitrogen plants to oxygen plants | India News
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed conversion progress on Sunday nitrogen plants to oxygen plants in the country.
Considering the need for medical oxygen amid the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Government of India explored the feasibility of converting existing nitrogen plants to produce oxygen. “Several potential industries of this type were identified, in which existing nitrogen plants can be spared for oxygen production,” reported the Prime Minister’s Office.
In a meeting with the Prime Minister in which Principal Secretary of PM, Cabinet Secretary, Home The Secretary, the Secretary of Highway and Highway Transportation and other senior officials were present. The conversion process of the existing Pressure Change Absorption (PSA) nitrogen plants for oxygen production was discussed.
It was also discussed that in nitrogen plants, Carbon Molecular Sieve (CMS) is used while Zeolite Molecular Sieve (ZMS) is required to produce oxygen. Therefore, by replacing CMS with ZMS and making some other changes such as oxygen analyzer, control panel system, flow valves, etc., existing nitrogen plants can be modified to produce oxygen.
After discussions with the industries, 14 industries have been identified so far where plant conversion is taking place. An additional 37 nitrogen plants have also been identified with the help of industry associations, officials reported at the meeting.
“A modified nitrogen plant for oxygen production can be moved to a nearby hospital or, in case the plant cannot be moved, it can be used for on-site oxygen production, which can be transported to the hospital. through specialized containers / cylinders “.
India reported 3,92,488 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, down from yesterday’s high of more than 4 lakh cases, bringing the cumulative case count to 1,95,57,457, the Union Ministry of Health saying.
With 3,689 people succumbing to the infection in the past 24 hours, the death toll has risen to 2,15,542.
Currently, there are 33,49,644 active cases of Covid-19 in the country.