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“EIP pays particular attention to applying of high technologies in Azerbaijan and abroad” - Nariman Javadov

“EIP pays particular attention to applying of high technologies in Azerbaijan and abroad” - Nariman Javadov

First Class Journal (FCJ): Mr. Javadov, how do you evaluate the activity of the plant under current economic development of Azerbaijan?


Nariman Javadov, Director, Experimental Industry Plant (EIP) of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS): In the years of independence EIP stepped in parallel with high tempos of growing of the national economy, took series of measures for development of the plant in scientific-technical aspect and production and application of a new brand. EIP was founded on  July 1, 1974 based on the order of Council of Ministries of Azerbaijan 3a #203 dated 24.05.1974 and the decree of Presidium of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (now ANAS) # 23 dated  706.1974.

In the years of independence we created tens of technological installations, experiment sections and proved ourselves as a scientific enterprise capable to assist for development of all the spheres of fundamental science. The abovementioned can be proved by the factors that brightly demonstrate the achievements of EIP during the last years. For instance, the volume of commercial goods produced in the plant from 1991 to 2000 equaled AZN 1 million 750 thousand while in 2001-2011 this amount reached AZN 7 million 462 thousand, 5 times more compared to the previous decade.

One of the main directions of EIP activity is conducting experiments on technologies developed by different institutes. The volume of experiments held in 1991-2000 in EIP equaled AZN 2 500 while in 2001-2011 that amount reached AZN 750 thousand. Material-technical base of EIP was strengthened considerably in order to achieve the mentioned volumes. The number of new installations and experimental sections increased by 2 units in 1991-2000 while in 2001-2011 the number of installations increased by 26 units.

If in the first decade we did not have any scientific article in 2001-2011 36 articles were issued and 10 patents were received.

Beginning with 2004 EIP has started to realize the program in the sphere of high technologies alongside with other scientific enterprises. One of the partners was National Academy of Aviation of Azerbaijan(NAAA). For the first time in Azerbaijan we developed the process of producing polyether-urethane varnish – a unique class of polymers having very high physical-chemical indices: wide range of working temperatures from -70 to 350 decrees on Celsius scale, high chemical, mechanical, physical and biological tolerance.


FCJ: What projects have you participated in?

Nariman Javadov: In 2011 EIP wan the grant of the Fund for Scientific Development under the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan on “Developing of scientific-technological basis of synthesis and applying of new generation nano-structured polyether-urethane coatings”.

The project is calculated for 18 months beginning from January 1, 2012. NAAA, Institute of petrochemical processes in EUP, nano-technological centre locating in Munster city (Germany) take part in the project. It costs AZN 150 thousand. The project we realize with the Fund of Scientific development under the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan was the only international project. The execution of that project will result in synthesis of PEU nano-composition with possible regulation of measures and quality. The achieved nano-composition will be widely applied in extraction and transportation of oil where great amount of paraffin and salt sediment is used.

Work implemented is based on the first results of the experiment on applying PEU compositions in the oil wells of SOCAR (State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan). About 20 wells, where the PEU composition is applied, work successfully offshore and onshore SOCAR fields. 
In the result the third experimental offshore well, locating in oil and gas extracting enterprise named after N. Narimanov, worked uninterruptedly during 855 days. During the mentioned period oil men, as a rule, conduct hot processing of pipes over 42 times to clean paraffin sediments. However hot processing in experimental well was conducted only 12 times. Uninterrupted work of the third experimental well was halted because of other technical reasons.

The main aim of the project is to establish and equally apply nano-composition inside pumping-compressor pipes to provide functioning of the well without hot processing and total repair during 3-4 years in minimum.

Besides the abovementioned we presented a new project within NATO “Partnership for peace” project that aims to synthesize ferro-magnet nano-particles, synthesis of polymer nano-compositions based on PEU varnish and ferro-magnet nano-particles. NAAA, Institutes of Physics, Petro-chemical Processes, Information Technologies, Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies and our plant are going to participate in the project.


FCJ: How do you evaluate the results of EIP activity in 2011? Was EIP affected by world financial crisis?

Nariman Javadov: World crisis did not affect work of EIP since the volume of our work is not so large and we cooperate only with foreign countries.

In general 2011 can be evaluated positively. Wee wan three grant projects to the total amount of AZN 158 thousand. I have already spoken about the first project in details, the rest two projects on solution of ecological problems were gained together with Baku State University.

Alongside with the abovementioned I took part and spoke in two international seminars in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Baff (Ontario, Canada) cities. Considering that Canadian oil is greatly composed of hydrogen sulfide, that causes extreme corrosion of pipes, I met with the head of Environment Department of Ministry of Ecology of Canada and discussed about applying of PEU nano-compositions when extracting, transporting and processing oil in Canada.

Besides, for the first time in Azerbaijan and for the second time within CIS EIP got the patent with NAAA and Institute of Material Study Problems of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) in 2011 for polymeric nano-compositions.


FCJ: What degree of attention is paid to labor safety in EIP?

Nariman Javadov: EIP is a small plant. However we preserved necessary personnel of engineers and services to provide labour safety and fire protection. Thanks to their work the plant is provided with safe labour conditions and fire protection is guaranteed. Those factors play great role for successful work in our plant in general.


FCJ: What plans are there for perspective development of the enterprise? Do you work abroad?

Nariman Javadov: During 7-8 years EIP developed alone and in partnership with other research institutes about 7 new progressive technologies of scientific and practical importance. Great importance is given to apply those technologies in Azerbaijan and abroad. I want to underline two more perspective to my mind project. The first is synthesis and applying of EIP compositions. As I mentioned before it is the 4th year SOCAR applies that technology.

The second technology is related to producing plastic lubricating materials based on floran oils. The dropping temperature of that lubricating oil is +260 degrees. If to compare with dropping temperature of other well-known lubricants for rubbing details that equals to 85-95оС for solid oil and -24 - 185оС for lythol. Floran lubricant starts fuming under 250 degrees but does not melt. Using lime with nano-measures in production of floran allows producing oil suspension of lime providing molecular structure of the lubricant. Strong structure, established in the result, gives abnormal high frictional characters and dropping temperature.   

That is all about two EIP technologies we try to apply in our country and abroad.

We have concluded a contract with Turkish “Zenit” company on applying nano-composition in vessels to protect from corrosion and biological organisms that stick on various parts of a vessel.

We have also concluded a contract with Kazakh company for applying PEU nano-composition in raw oil extraction and transportation. Taking into consideration that composition of paraffin in Kazakhstan oil may equal to 30% and there is 3% of hydrogen sulfide in it as well, that unique product can be widely used in that sphere. Currently we negotiate on applying PEU for extracting and transportation of oil in KAnada.

As to use of floran lubricant, I can say that, the product was tested in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and China many times and only high result was demonstrated.  It is important that we achieved that result under lack of some necessary devices. This fact alongside with the results received surprised out Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh colleagues. Currently we receive their proposals to establish production of the lubricant in those countries. We have not agreed with any proposal yet and hope for establishment of production of those lubricants in Azerbaijan. Currently we work on purchasing of necessary equipment to improve the quality of floran lubricant up to maximum.


FCJ: How do you evaluate professionalism of Azerbaijani specialists?

Nariman Javadov: Our personnel is small and loves the plant. The personnel tends to conduct scientific experiments and it goes without saying that they refer to creative people. All of them played huge role in establishing new technologies and preserving the potentiality of the plant in hard times, when they did not get their salaries for months. That is particularly appreciable, since importance of EIP staff is in their intelligence and professionalism. No doubt they could have found other job. However many of our employees started their work experience in EIP that is why they are so faithful to their plant where work process carries creative beginning. When employing new members to our family we try to find creative potentiality in them inspite of their position of an employee or an engineer.


FCJ: What certificates and awards have you received?

Nariman Javadov: EIP was announced the company of the year on April 3, 2011 in “Gulustan” palace in the nomination of “Scientific-Research Plant of the year” by Caspian-European Integration Business Club. I would like to mention that the awards of «Caspian Energy Integration Award-2011» were presented in 21 nominations.


FCJ: Where were you born and where did you study?

Nariman Javadov: I was born in Chukhur Gabala village of Gabala region, one of the ancient beautiful places of Azerbaijan. I graduated from Oil Academy with the specialty of “Organization and economy of chemical industry”.


FCJ: What factor was decisive for you when choosing your  speciality? Would you describe your carrier development?

Nariman Javadov: My latest father played decisive role in choosing my speciality. His profession was a mechanic. I started to work in 1972 as an engineer in Sumgayit Chemical Industry Union. In 1973 I started to work at Institute of Petro-Chemical Processes. In 1974 I started to work as a chief engineer in EIP and in 1983 – a chief of the department.  In 1983 I started to work as deputy director of the plant and in 1998 I headed the plant itself.


FCJ: How much of time do you spent with your family? Where do you children study?

Nariman Javadov: I have little time chronicly to spend with the family. I have two sons. The older one graduated from “Odlar Yurdu” University, the younger one graduated from Oil Academy on the speciality of oil and gas processing technology.


FCJ: What countries have you visited for vacation? Where did you like the best?

Nariman Javadov: Usually twice a year I have a business trip to different countries, often in Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia and last year I visited Canada. As to me I have a rest while I spend my time in seminars and conferences. The conference in Ukraine  is held in Yalta. IT is possible to find little time to have a rest there.


FCJ: Gabala is considered to be the first capital of Caucasus Albania. What do you know about your ancestors?

Nariman Javadov: As I said I was born in Gabala. Gabala city was founded B.C. and was the capital of our Caucasus Albania for about 800 years. As a city Gabala has been living to date. Even during Topal Teymur’s invasions our city avoided destruction. The last head of Gabala was Agamoghlan bey 260 years ago. Our family is his direct descendant. In the second half of the 18th century many members of Agamoghlan family had to leave these places in the result of Russian-Iranian confrontation. All that found reflection inf the articles of many historians-archeologists of Azerbaijan. Due to our bey origin the family of Agamoghlan suffered considerable persecutions during post Soviet times. Only 6 families are remained excluding latter lines. 

Once an academician, highly respected by me, said that I am a member of minorities- christians-udins. I corrected him and underlined that our family generates from ancient Turkic family of Adamoghlan bey, one of hands of ancients Albanians. At the same time the attitude to my family surprised me considerably for the reason that, firstly, he knew me decades but did not know my ethnic origin and secondly, he did not know that not only Udins lived and live in Caucasus Albania. Unfortunately many members of our intellectuals suffer from such indifference towards their ethnic origin and history. It is evident that we Turks are ethnic aboriginals of this land and did not come from anywhere else. Due to that indifference dashnaks and sadvalists “blowing in all fanfares” consider themselves the aborigens and refer us to “wild stranger barbarians”.

Due to the fact that this issues carries important for me I would like to state for reference that 26 folks lived in the territory of Caucasus Albania alongside with Turkish speaking Albanians. Udins, who live in Nic village of Gabala region, were among those minorities. As to Albanians, they, no doubt, had Turkic origin whom the last leader Agamoghlan referred to. Referring Albanians to Nakh-Dagestan speaking people is a fruit of ideological conjunction, thrown into our society from aside. No doubt that Turkic origin of Albanian is also proved by Musa KAlankatuylu, the Albanian author of “The history of the Albanians”. He mentioned that Albanians originated from Sisak –keturian family, the name of which contains Turkish totem “qurt/wolf”. However Udins are only citizens of historical Albanians and today’s Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, with reference to the last publications it can be said that Udins themselves are former Turkic ethnic group since they live in those lands of Turkic people where Caucasus people have never lived. The fact that historical “Otens” are Caucasus speaking Udins today has not been proved. For refence, Udins call a wolf by archaic Turkic word “ulu”, that serves the root for the verb “ulamaq” (to howl like a wolf).

AS you’ve noticed such detailed explanation of this topic is related with different non-serious statements of some persons regarding my family origin and the ethnogenesis of our people.


FCJ: What kind of literature do you prefer to read? What book is a reference book for you?

Nariman Javadov: I love to read friction, surely after reading technical literature and specialized magazines. Currently I read “Karamazov brothers” by Dostoyevski, poems of Khalil Rza. The book of Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh is always on my table. I am interested in ethnic origin of Albanians and reas scientific-popular books on that topic.


FCJ: What do you in leisure time?

Nariman Javadov: That is a difficult question. I prefer, as said, to have a ‘passive rest’, i.e. watch TV with family. Surely no rest is possible without reading newspapers.

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