Thailand’s IRPC restarts cracker by 12 December after turnaround

01 December 2011 10:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s Integrated Refinery Petrochemical Complex (IRPC) plans to restart its 350,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker in Muang at around 10-12 December following a turnaround, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant was taken off line on 2 November.

“We will restart the cracker within the next 10 days,” the source said.

A deep-fluid catalytic cracking (DCC) unit that can produce around 120,000 tonnes/year of propylene at the site is expected to restart by the end of this week, he added.

The DCC unit was taken off line at around the same time as the cracker’s turnaround.

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By: Helen Lee
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