11 February 2014 08:40 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s GS Caltex restarted its No 1 reformer in Yeosu late on Monday after a four-day outage, with the unit now running at 100%, a company source said on Tuesday.
The No 1 reformer with a benzene capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year was taken off line on the evening of 6 February following a fire that erupted at around 18:30 Singapore time (10:30 GMT) at the petrochemical site on the same day, the source said.
The fire was extinguished immediately, the source said, adding that the company’s No 2 reformer and selective toluene disproportionation (STDP) unit at the site were not affected.
The No 2 reformer and STDP unit are running at full capacity, the source said.
The outage had a negligible impact on the company’s benzene supply to customers, he said.
The company’s total benzene nameplate capacity in Yeosu is 900,000 tonnes/year.
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