Sinopec-SABIC Tianjin cracker in China suffers outage - sources

15 June 2012 10:19  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sinopec-SABIC Tianjin Petrochemical's 1m tonne/year cracker in north China had an outage that lasted more than 10 hours, two company sources said on Friday.

The plant was shut in the early afternoon of 14 June because of problems with the unit’s refrigeration compressor, said one of the sources. It restarted early Friday morning, said the other source.

Operations at the downstream petrochemical plants of the cracker were not affected, the company sources said.

Among the cracker’s downstream plants are a 450,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit and a 350,000 tonne/year phenol-acetone unit.

Additional reporting by Doreen Zhao

By: Lilian Hua

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