01 April 2013 23:35 [Source: ICIS news]
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HOUSTON (ICIS)--The No. 2 fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at Citgo’s Corpus Christi, Texas east plant refinery remains shut down, following the detection of a leak in a lubrication oil line, a Citgo official said late Monday afternoon.
According to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), 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.
During the emergency shutdown, the unit’s opacity analyser 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%.
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