Taiwan's CPC Corp shuts Kaohsiung RDS No 2 on gas leak

01 August 2013 09:25  [Source: ICIS news]

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SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan's CPC Corp has shut down its 30,000 bbl/day No 2 residue desulphuriser (RDS) uni in Kaohsiung because of a gas leak, a company source said on Thursday.

The leakage of hydrogen sulphide occurred on 30 July, during machinery check at the RDS unit at the site, the source said.

Four people were hospitalised because of inhalation of the toxic gas, with two in critical condition, according to state news agency Xinhua.

The shutdown of the refinery, however, is not expected to affect feedstock supply to the company’s residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) at Dalin, the source said.

The RFCC can produce 400,000-450,000 tonnes/year of propylene.

No specific restart date was set for the refinery, as yet, the source said.

By: Viola Pan
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