Minor fire at RIL''s old Jamnagar refinery
New Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) A minor fire was reported at Reliance Industries'' old Jamnagar refinery in Gujarat but it was immediately brought under control.
The fire broke out during maintenance work at a crude distillation unit (CDU) at the older 33 million ton a year refinery yesterday, a company official said
The unit was shut for maintenance when the fire broke out and it was immediately brought under control, he said, adding that there was no loss of production as CDU was shut anyway.
CDU would be restarted as planned on December 22.
RIL has two refineries at its massive Jamnagar complex - the older unit that caters to the domestic market and a new 29 million tons per annum, only-for-exports (SEZ), facility.
The two adjacent plants are the biggest single location refinery complex, constituting about 1.6 per cent of global refining capacity.
RIL is planning a separate maintenance at the SEZ unit sometime in first quarter of 2013.
It may shut a 13.5 million tons per annum CDU at the refinery for 40 days besides also closing naphtha hydrotreater, vaccum-gasoil hydrotreater and a delayed-coker unit for maintenance.
Soaring temperatures and heat waves have gripped North India, as locals try to beat it by drinking fluids and covering themselves as they drive their vehicles. The effect of the rising temperatures was visible in Allahabad, where scores of people turned up to take bath in the Ganges river to beat the heat.
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