Japan's JX Nippon Oil runs restarted naphtha cracker at 100%

19 November 2012 03:39  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan's JX Nippon Oil & Energy restarted operations at its 460,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Kawasaki on 16 November and is now running the unit at 100%, a company official said on Monday.

The cracker was shut on 9 November for repairs as some mechanical issues were discovered during the unit’s extended maintenance on 13 August to 10 October.

Prior to the 9 November shutdown, the plant was running at full capacity, the official said.

The JX Nippon Oil official said that the cracker is scheduled for turnaround every four years, and the next one will take place in the summer of 2016, for 30-40 days.

By: Helen Lee
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