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Naphtha cracker to be shut for maintenance by IOCL

August 22/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the countrys top refiner, has plans to take off-stream, its naphtha cracker for a planned turnaround, according to Apic-online.

A Polymerupdate source in India, informed that, the company has scheduled a turnaround at the cracker, in early-September, 2019. The cracker is slated to remain off-line, for a period of around one month.

Located in Panipat, in the northern Indian state of Haryana, the cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 857,000 mt/year and propylene capacity of 425,000 mt/year.

As MRC reported before, Indian Oil witnessed a massive blast in its refinery at Panipat, Haryana. A domestic source informed then that the blast took place in the naphtha cracker of the refinery in the afternoon, on 22 January 2018. One contractual employee of IOCL was reportedly killed in the accident while 5 others were injured.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, or IndianOil, is an Indian state-owned oil and gas corporation with its headquarters in New Delhi, India.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:crude and gaz condensate, propylene, ethylene, Indian Oil Corp, India.
Category:General News
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