Further to the announcement made on 2 July 2015, Hydrodec Group, the clean tech industrial oil re-refining group, has confirmed that equipment integrity issues identified during start up at Canton have been addressed by the original equipment manufacturer. The equipment has been tested, recertified and returned to Canton where it has been reinstalled. Start up has recommenced with the first train operating at full pressure and process temperature. A sequential plan remains in place to bring the rest of the plant online with the full cooperation of the principal constructor and the original equipment manufacturer. The company will further update the market as appropriate.
On 1 June 2015, Hydrodec announced that its rebuilt Canton plant was fully commissioned. The company noted that, subject to final instrument tuning, the Ohio based plant was expected to commence production that week. Expansion trains 1 and 2 were the company’s immediate focus and the first batch of equipment scheduled to begin operation. The commissioning process enabled mechanical completion and testing of the replacement trains 3 to 6. These trains are scheduled to be started sequentially once production from trains 1 and 2 has been fully established.
On 2 July 2015, Hydrodec released a statement noting that during the production ramp up of trains 1 and 2, equipment integrity issues had caused production to be halted whilst necessary remedial work was undertaken. The company worked closely with the principal constructor and the original equipment manufacturer to resolve the issues.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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