Taiwan’s CPC restarted No 2 PX/OX unit after long shutdown

10 August 2012 06:51  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s CPC restarted its No 2 paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX) unit in Kaohsiung on 9 August after several-month long shutdown, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

“No 2 unit was restarted yesterday [Thursday] and is currently running at a reduced rate,” the source said.

The source did not specify the exact production rate.

The restart was delayed partly because change of catalyst took longer than expected.

The unit has a nameplate capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year of PX and 70,000 tonnes/year of OX.

The company plans to shut its No 3 PX/OX unit next week for maintenance but only after the No 2 unit resumes full operation, the source added.

The No 3 unit has a nameplate capacity of 260,000 tonnes/year of PX and 40,000 tonnes/year of OX.

By: Yu Guo
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