Thailand’s Bangchak Petroleum shuts CDU 3 after morning fire

04 July 2012 09:29  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Bangchak Petroleum temporarily shut its crude distillation unit (CDU) located in Bangkok after fire erupted at the unit early Wednesday morning, the Thai firm said in a statement.

The incident occurred at 7:20 Bangkok time (00:20 GMT), Bangchak Petroleum said.

“Preliminary investigations found that the kerosene stripper in CDU 3 was ignited,” the company said in its latest update on the situation.

Bangchak Petroluem said the affected CDU will be down for about seven days to complete the investigation on the cause of the incident, and assess the extent of equipment damage at the unit.

Other units at the site “will continue to operate normally”, it said.

“The company has insurance coverage for property damage and business interruption and expects no significant impact on its product sales to customers,” it said.


By: Pearl Bantillo
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