Unipetrol restarts operation at POX unit following fire

Unipetrol restarts operation at POX unit following fire

6:16 AM, 28th December 2017
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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Unipetrol said that it has put its first part of partial oxidation (POX) unit into operation at its Kralupy refinery in Litvinov, Czech Republic.

The POX unit was on repair following a fire. The fire caused damage to the POX unit’s pipeline, cabling and insulation.

“This allowed us to increase performance of the Litvinov Refinery. We expect the second part of the partial oxidation unit to be put back into operation in early January. The ammonia plant’s operation should be restored to the full extent in the first half of January. Operation of the steam cracker and the refinery is expected to return to its standard performance at the same time,” said Krzysztof Zdziarski, Unipetrol group chief operations officer.

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