Tinsukia: A fire broke out at LLDPE unit of Brahmaputra Cracker Polymers Limited in Assam’s Dibrugarh district late on Monday. However, no one has been hurt or injured in the incident so far.
According to sources, the plant was shut for some maintenance work when the fire was first spotted at HCD (Hydrocarbon Condensate Drum) vessel (VV-511) of LLDPE unit. “It is suspected to have occured due to leakage of hydrocarbon through a flange of the vessel,” sources said.
“The fire was restricted to the specific area of the vessel with controlled burning and later extinguished by the fire and safety personnel of the BCPL,” added sources.
A detailed investigation has been ordered to ascertain the exact cause of the fire and take preventive measures.
According to a communication released by BCPL, no injury has been reported in the incident. “There is also no machinery or equipment damage due to the fire. However, some minor maintenance shall be required primarily in the instrumentation parts of the vessel,” the statement read.
“As the plant is already in shutdown, there will be no impact on the restoration of the unit as necessary actions are being initiated and regular operation shall be resumed as per original shutdown schedule,” it read.
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