12 June 2012 04:02 [Source: ICIS news]
“The No 3 cracker is scheduled to be restarted on 15 June,” the official said.
The No 3 cracker, which has an ethylene nameplate capacity of 1.2m tonnes/year, was shut in end-May because of poor demand and scheduled maintenance at some of its downstream units.
The No 3 cracker is the largest of FPCC’s three naphtha crackers in Mailiao. Its No 1 cracker has a 700,000 tonne/year ethylene capacity, while its No 2 cracker can produce 1.03m tonnes/year of ethylene.
The No 1 cracker is due to be shut on 20 June for 40 to 45 days of maintenance, while the No 2 unit is slated for turnaround in mid-August for 30 days, the FPCC official said.
FPCC’s No 1 and No 2 crackers are currently running at 90% of capacity, he said.
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