HPCL aims to restart fire-hit Vizag unit
Hindustan Petroleum Corp aims to restart a catalytic reformer (CCR) petrol-making unit following a minor fire caused by a leak, its head of refineries BK Namdeo has said. HPCL´s 166,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Vizag refinery in southern India has one CCR and an isomerisation unit.
The plant also has two naphtha hydrotreaters (NHT), each attached to the gasoline-making units of fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) and the CCR.
´There was a minor fire in one of the vessels of the CCR due to a flange leak. We had shut the CCR and attached NHT. The other units FCC-NHT and isomerisation were operational,´ Namdeo said.
He said the company has already re-started the NHT that had been shut down.