According to the prediction of China Chemical Equipment Association, with the continued rapid growth of the petroleum and chemical industry during the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" period, China's chemical machinery industry will usher in a new period of development in the next few years.
At present, under the favorable situation of increasing investment in the petroleum and chemical industries, China's chemical machinery industry is quietly carrying out a new round of strategic transformation from quantitative expansion to qualitative improvement in order to adapt to the new changes in the needs of the petroleum and chemical industries. Experts from the China Petroleum and Petrochemical Equipment Industry Association recently pointed out that China's chemical machinery industry has been on the verge of loss for a long time, and the large import of modern large-scale petrochemical equipment is one of the main reasons for the low economic efficiency of the industry. However, China's chemical machinery industry ushered in a booming market in production and sales in 2004, which reversed the loss of the entire industry in one fell swoop. The main reasons are: firstly, the domestic and foreign markets have strong demand for petroleum and chemical equipment; secondly, technological progress has improved the economic benefits of the entire industry; thirdly, progress has been made in industry structure adjustment and enterprise restructuring.
According to the annual report of China's chemical machinery market research from 2004 to 2005, from the perspective of demand structure, the current demand for petrochemical machinery and plastic machinery still has great potential. It can be said that after the chemical machinery industry has gone through hardships, its economic benefits will maintain steady growth, and it is expected to end the long-term loss of money and begin to shift to a benign development.
Industry experts analyzed that since last year, as international crude oil prices have soared, refining companies have set off a climax of construction or transformation of petroleum hydrogenation units in order to increase the yield of light oil products in the refining process. It is reported that there are currently more than 100 hydrogenation units in China, and there were 45 hydrogenation units under construction and new construction from the second half of 2004 to the first half of 2005. The sudden increase in domestic demand for hydrogenation equipment has caused equipment manufacturers to have a situation in which product supply exceeds demand. In 2004, many chemical machinery manufacturing companies received a large number of orders that have not been seen for many years, and their product sales have increased significantly, with an increase of 30% in the first half of this year. Obviously, the petrochemical industry has provided strong support for the development of the chemical machinery industry.
While demand is growing strongly and economic benefits are improving, China's petroleum and chemical machinery and equipment industries have also achieved greater results in independent research and development in recent years, fostering a certain degree of market competitiveness. For example, the 3.5 million tons/year heavy oil catalytic cracking unit designed and manufactured by China was successfully commissioned at Dalian Petrochemical Corporation. This indicates that China has since then possessed a complete set of catalytic cracking technology with independent intellectual property rights, and has the engineering design of world-renowned large-scale catalytic cracking units. Production and construction strength; the ethylene cold box designed and manufactured by Hangzhou Oxygen Generator Factory was successfully put into operation in the 710,000 tons/year ethylene plant of Yanhua, realizing the localization of large ethylene cold box, reaching the international advanced level; by Hefei General Machinery Research Institute The successful development of 10,000 cubic meters of natural gas spherical tanks, the national innovation project of major national technological equipment undertaking, has filled the domestic gap. Not long ago, Sui Yongbin, director of the National Major Equipment Office, and other domestic equipment manufacturing leaders and experts visited Yongjia County, Zhejiang Province, the hometown of pumps and valves in China, and positioned the development of pump valve equipment manufacturing in the petroleum and chemical industries. The development and production of high-temperature, high-pressure and high-parameter large pump valve equipment with large market demand is quite appreciated. In this regard, a person in charge of Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Company hopes that domestic chemical machinery manufacturing enterprises will adjust product structure as soon as possible according to demand, improve technical content, and meet the needs of advanced, large and complex projects.
In the long run, the domestic chemical machinery market will maintain a relatively optimistic development trend in the next few years. Some experts believe that in the next five years, refining and ethylene will become the leader and core of the petrochemical industry, and China's chemical machinery industry will present seven major development trends: traditional brand superior products will still gain a higher market share, such as large-scale synthetic ammonia And high-pressure vessels in urea plants; equipment required for energy-saving technological transformation and product structure adjustment of petrochemical enterprises will have a large room for development; energy-saving and high-efficiency unit equipment will have a large market; environmental protection equipment development and innovation will become a chemical industry New growth points for equipment; large-scale petrochemical equipment will bring about large-scale equipment; export products and substitute imported products have great potential, for example, the export of tire shaping vulcanizers in rubber equipment has good prospects, and the main equipment for radial tires There is a clear price advantage in terms of substituting imports; petroleum and chemical products storage and transportation equipment will gain a specific market share.