Taiwan's Nan Ya plans turnaround at No 4 MEG unit in March 2013

14 December 2012 08:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Nan Ya Plastics plans to conduct a 30-day shutdown at its 720,000 tonne/year No 4 monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit in Mailiao in March 2013 for safety checks, a company source said on Friday.

The turnaround has been postponed from end-2012 as the unit had an outage in October, the source said.

Nan Ya’s 360,000 tonne/year No 1 MEG unit is currently undergoing turnaround, which is expected to last 40-45 days from 23 November.

The company has two other MEG units, each with a 360,000 tonne/year capacity.

Nan Ya has been conducting turnarounds at its MEG plants once a year in compliance with a government directive on safety checks at facilities located at the Mailiao petrochemical complex.

The annual scheduled turnarounds for the four MEG units in 2013 will be conducted from August to November, the company source said.

By: Becky Zhang
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