Thailand’s IRPC eyes late Feb ’14 turnaround at aromatics unit

26 September 2013 07:23  [Source: ICIS news]

BANGKOK (ICIS)--Thailand’s Integrated Refinery Petrochemical Complex (IRPC) plans to conduct a minor annual scheduled turnaround at its Rayong-based aromatics plant in late February 2014, a company source said.

The plant will be shut for about 15 days, the source said.

“The date is tentatively in end-February or early March,” the source said, adding that the turnaround will not be a major one.

The aromatics plant can produce 100,000 tonnes/year of benzene, 70,000 tonnes/year of toluene and 140,000 tonnes/year mixed xylenes (MX), according to the source.

Meanwhile, the plant is running at 70-75% since beginning of 2012, and the company will likely keep at this reduced rate in 2014, the source said.

The run rate at the plant has been reduced in consideration of the output of other refinery products, as it is an integrated unit with the upstream refinery.


By: Ong Sheau Ling
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