Indonesia's Pertamina mulls Balongan RFCC shutdown in June

05 April 2013 10:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia’s state-owned refiner Pertamina is considering to shut its residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) at Balongan in West Java for maintenance and to replace some equipment parts in June, a company source said on Friday.

The shutdown is an unplanned one and is expected to last around 30 days although this has yet to be finalised, he said.

Pertamina’s RFCC is currently running at a reduced rate of around 50% capacity because of technical issues. The heat exchanger in the RFCC has not been functioning well despite earlier repairs and it would need to be replaced, the same source had told ICIS earlier.

The RFCC has a nameplate propylene capacity of 250,000-260,000 tonnes/year.

 


By: Peh Soo Hwee
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