R & D

Research and Development
Research and Development (R&D) in Monenco aims to apply new ideas in energy industries in order to enhance efficiency, reliability and productivity. We meet the present and future demands of industries, while helping clients to make a better use of available resources to reduce the environmental impact and maintenance costs by developing the systems and products.

The main goals of R&D office are as follow:

  • Exploring research capabilities and capacities in different sections of Monenco
  • Developing technical and scientific knowledge in new areas
  • Know-how transfer of the new technologies to the design disciplines of Monenco
  • Communication with academic and research centers in order to define and execute necessary research projects

Significant Ongoing Projects 

  • Designing Test Rig for 25 MW Gas Turbine and Centrifugal Compressor
    Client: MAPNA Turbine Engineering & Manufacturing Co. (TUGA) 

TUGA is in the process of manufacturing 25 MW industrial gas turbines in cooperation with Zorya-Mashproket (Ukraine). The complete design of the test station together with the necessary test calculations has been done in R&D office.  The test bench was commissioned in August 2013. In a separate project, the R&D office designed a Test Rig for conducting performance and mechanical test of a Frunze (Ukraine) compressor according to the latest international standards. The test bench was commissioned in October 2014.


  • Study of Desalination Opportunities in South Coast (Persian Gulf and Oman Sea) of Iran  
    Client: MAPNA (Investment Projects Division)

    This project concentrates on a complete study in order to choose the best desalination technology for each site in Iran according to different site conditions, water demand, intake water properties etc. The project consists of four phases. First phase consists of literature survey, water and desalination statistical study (especially in MENA and Iran), governmental studies in water and desalination, activities of other companies in the region and the history of desalination in MAPNA. Second phase consists of evaluating the sea water and brackish water resources in Iran and choosing critical regions considering water demand. Third phase concentrates on techno-economical analysis of various desalination plants with emphases on variation of power block output, desalination technologies and water demand. Finally the fourth phase focuses on developing a business plan for MAPNA based on the last three phases of the study. The first phase was finished in August 2014 and three other phases are planned to be finished in August 2015.

  • Feasibility Study of Methane Collecting System
    Client: BUSHEHR Gas Company

    The project comprises three main phases. The first deals with the data gathering from desalting units all over the country, in either case of operational or design situations. Based on the observed and determined deviations between those situations regarding the energy consumption, 12 desalting units is supposed to be selected in the 2nd phase to be studied concerning the energy audit, utilizing the analytical tools of exergy analysis and pinch hypothesis. Some advices, thereafter, are to be proposed for the selected units while the energy and exergy analysis would prove the energy and exergy efficiencies. Furthermore, compilation of a set of standards for energy consumption in desalting units, together with the preparation of some educational notebooks is the main obligations for the 3rd phase. Project was finished in February 2015.



  • Energy Audit and Standard Compilation in Desalting Units
    Client: Iranian Fuel Conservation Company (IFCO)

    The main activities of this project are Literature survey of methane collecting systems during maintenance of pipelines, Technical investigation of selected methods (determining capacity of each system, waste gas and purged gas in each system and comparison of systems) and proposing the optimum method, and finally conducting economical analysis for proposed system. Project was finished in November 2014.