Gas Turbine Fire Japan

Japan’s top oil refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy said one of the three gas-fired power generating units at its 145,000 barrels per day (bpd) Sendai refinery caught fire late on Sunday, but there has been no impact on refining operations.

The fire at the No.3 gas-turbine unit, with a capacity of about 34 megawatts, had been extinguished by early Monday and there were no injuries, in large part due to successful usage of an automatic fire suppression system, a company official said.

More information on the plant:
Location: Miyagi
Operator: Nippon Petroleum Refining Co Ltd
Configuration: 102-MW, 2+1 CCGT with H-25 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: petrochem off-gas
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Hitachi, MHI, Melco

Quick facts: This CHP plant was commissioned on 20 Sep 2007 as part of a project undertaken by NPRC to upgrade facilities at its Sendai Refinery. The primary fuel is gas created as a by-product of the increased production of propylene and xylene. Surplus power is exported to the grid. This is the world’s first CCGT of its kind with two fully-fired boilers and the ability to use other gas fuels depending on the refinery’s gas balance. The plant has SCR.