Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Total commences 3 week revamp at toluene unit located at Texas refinery

Total Petrochemicals USA started a 3 week revamp of a toluene disproportionation (TDP) unit at its 232,000 bpd in Port Arthur, Texas. Benzene and paraxylene are made from toluene at a TDP unit. The unit is estimated to be shut until Dec. 9 for an overhaul that will include working on the concrete refractory lining the inside of the catalyst chamber.

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