China’s Fushun Petrochemical restarts ACN plant after maintenance

01 July 2013 08:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical expects its 92,000 tonne/year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant at Fushun city in Liaoning province to produce on-spec product by 3 July after restarting it on 1 July, a company source said on Monday.

The ACN plant was shut down on 21 June after the producer had reduced its operating rate from 95% to around 75% capacity for five days because of a technical issue, the source added.

The ACN plant was restarted on 6 June following a 20-day maintenance that started from 17 May, the source said.

The average operating rate of the ACN plant was at around 40% capacity because of the frequent disruptions and around 4,600 tonnes of ACN production was lost in June, the source said.

By: Ivy Ruan

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