26 April 2013 04:02 [Source: ICIS news]
(recasts lead to clarify which reformer is shut)
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s SK Global Chemical (SKGC) plans to shut its 27,000 bbl/day reformer at its Ulsan-based aromatics complex for a month-long turnaround beginning around 15 May, a company source said late on Thursday.
The company operates four reformers and two toluene disproportionation (TDP) units at the site, the source said (see table below).
The smallest reformer remained shut, but the company source did not specify when the reformer was shut or will be restarted.
The other three reformers and both the TDP plants are currently running at close to full rates.
At the Ulsan site, the total nameplate capacities are at 600,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 1m tonnes/year of toluene and 1.83m tonnes/year of mixed xylenes (MX).
At the same site, the downstream cyclohexane (CX) unit will be shut at the same time as the reformer, the source said.
Plants at Ulsan aromatics complex ?xml:namespace> Nameplate capacity (bbl/day) Reformer 30,000 Reformer 16,000 Reformer 45,000 Reformer 27,000 TDP unit 6,000 TDP unit 27,000
Plants at Ulsan aromatics complex ?xml:namespace>
Nameplate capacity (bbl/day)
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