Valero shuts down delayed coker unit in Port Arthur, Texas

17 February 2012 16:11  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US refiner Valero had to shut down a delayed coker unit at its 292,000 bbl/day Port Arthur refinery in Texas as a result of an interruption to its power supply, market sources said on Friday.

On Thursday, the power supply failed at a terminal box containing data and process information for the delayed coker unit, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). 

The delayed coker processes residual fuel to make gas oil and petroleum coke.

The unit was shut down and stabilised, and the event is under investigation, the filing said.

By: Sheena Martin
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