Jun 29, 2022 8:59 p.m.

UPDATE: South Korea’s S-Oil restarted the RFCC unit after the explosion

According to market sources, S-Oil Corporation has brought the residual fluidization catalytic cracking plant (RFCC) online on 24 May 2022

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According to market sources, S-Oil Corporation has brought the residual fluidization catalytic cracking plant (RFCC) online on 24 May 2022, four days after an explosion rocked the company’s refinery unit in Ulsan, forcing the maker to take all downstream plants offline as a safety measure.

The RFCC plant has an annual output of 200,000 tons of propylene. 

CommoPlast is unable to rectify the operating status at other downstream plants at the time of this report. These units include: 

Plant

Capacity (tons/year)

Benzene

545,000

Toluene

660,000

Propylene (FCC)

710,000

Ethylene (FCC)

187,000

PP

405,000

 

In the meantime, S-Oil decided to carry out unscheduled maintenance work at the 1.79 million tons/year PX plant following the incident. The restart date is set for 15 July 2022.

Stay tuned for more updates on the restart schedule at other units.