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  • #2105

    basil parmesan

    UPDATE 1-Delaware City FCC not affected by pipe break-PBF
    Tue Oct 4, 2011 12:07am GMT

    * Pipe broke on carbon monoxide boiler

    * Restart prep work mechanically complete (Adds detail on restart prep work)

    Oct 3, 2011 (Reuters) – PBF Energy said the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit at its 182,200 barrel per day (bpd) Delaware City, Delaware, refinery was unaffected by the rupture of a pipe in an associated carbon monoxide boiler.

    “It wasn’t an FCC failure,” PBF President Michael Gayda said in a telephone interview.

    Preparatory work on the refinery’s units for restart is mechanically complete, Gayda said.

    Before beginning a restart of the refinery in May, PBF undertook a preparatory overhaul because previous owner Valero Energy Corp (VLO.N: Quote) idled the plant in November 2009 when it was losing $1 million as an economic downturn crushed refining margins.

    The carbon monoxide boiler uses high temperature carbon monoxide as fuel for the boiler. A pipe broke on the boiler, requiring the carbon monoxide to be vented into the atmosphere, Gayda said. (Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Gary Hill)

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    Charles Randall

    PBF Energy on Oct. 24, 2011 said it was repairing the FCCU at its Delaware City refinery after a boiler line sprung a leak on Oct. 21.

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