01 April 2013 21:39 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--A leak in a lubrication oil line led to the shutdown on Monday morning of the No. 2 fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at Citgo’s ?xml:namespace>
The line for the unit’s power train developed a leak, and to prevent damage to the power train, Citgo immediately shut down the No. 2 FCC unit, the filing said.
During the emergency shutdown, the unit’s opacity analyzer showed that opacity spiked to 79.8% for two six-minute periods, with the average being 32.9%, the filing stated.
The opacity limit is 20%.
The emissions event began at 05:30
A call to Citgo on Monday seeking the status of the FCC unit and of the refinery was not immediately returned.
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