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    Hedewandro Lucredi

    After the general maintenance of one of our FCCU’s, we do not operate it again due to the drop in the fuel market (covid-19). To preserve the unit, we are inerting the gas recovery area and the main tower with N2. What other precautions do we need to take (compressor, blower, pumps, ovens, etc.)?

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    There is a long list of items that will need to be addressed. The main question should be if you are going to bring it back on line in the fairly near future. A big issue are your pump seals including dry gas seals on compressors. I would revise the shut down and start up procedures to safely document everything that you are doing to preserve the unit.

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