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The Last Condition of Pertamina's Pertalite Tank Fire in Cilacap

This is the latest condition or the latest situation of the Pertamina refinery fire incident in Cilacap, Central Java.

As you can see from the photo, the fire is still burning and the smoke is still high. However, according to PT Refinery Pertamina Indonesia (KPI), the fire has been isolated, and efforts to extinguish it are still ongoing.

According to the explanation from PT, at the Pertamina Indonesia refinery, the tank that caught fire contained around 31,000 kilos of pertalite components. Meanwhile, other tanks in the vicinity have been secured and are currently in the cooling stage.

Previously, a Pertamina tank in Cilacap caught fire on Saturday (11/13/2021) night. The fire burned a tank containing about 31,000 kiloliters of pertalite components. As many as 80 local residents had to be evacuated.

Meanwhile, Pertamina continues to maximize extinguishing efforts by means of defensive fire fighting. Handling is done with fire engines, hydrants, and cooling in the area around the burning tank.

Pertamina Uses "Foam Monitor" to Put Out the Cilacap Refinery Fire

PT Pertamina (Persero) uses the maximum capacity of extinguishers in the form of foam monitors to extinguish fires at the Cilacap Refinery, Central Java.

Pertamina International Refinery Corporate Secretary Ifki Sukarya said that currently, his party is still trying its best to extinguish the fire.

In a statement on Saturday, he said efforts to extinguish the fire were carried out intensively by using a high-capacity foam monitor on the burning tank.

In addition, Pertamina is also making efforts to cool down by using water sprinklers for tanks around the fire location so that the fire does not spread.

The company also checks the community around the incident area to ensure they are in a safe condition. Ifki said the fire occurred at around 19.20 WIB in a tank containing Pertalite products and the cause of the fire is still unknown.

The Cilacap refinery is one of six Pertamina refineries and has a processing capacity of 270 thousand barrels per day.

This refinery has about 200 tanks to accommodate crude to be processed, gas, and fuel from crude oil processing.

Despite the fire, Pertamina ensures that the supply of fuel and LPG for the community remains safe.

"Currently, Pertamina is also ensuring that the supply of fuel and LPG to the community is safe and not disturbed," said Ifki.

This Morning the Flames are Still Burning at Pertamina's 36 T 102 Oil Refinery in Cilacap, Central Java. The flames were still burning at the Pertamina RU-IV Cilacap oil refinery in Central Java until this morning, Sunday (14/11/2021).

At the location of the Pertamina oil refinery fire, from around a residential area in Lomanis Village, Cilacap, Central Java, the flames with black smoke were seen rising quite high.

Pertamina RU-IV is still trying to extinguish the fire by using "high capacity foam" at the 36 T-102 oil refinery that was on fire.

Efforts to extinguish the fire are still being carried out. The capacity of the burnt refinery contains 31,000 KL of pertalite. At the press conference Saturday night, (13/11/2021), Eko Sunarno, GM of Pertamina RU-IV Cilacap, said in a press conference Saturday night, (13/11/2021).

This fire occurred on Saturday night (11/13/2021) at 19:20 WIB. The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but it is suspected that it was caused by a lightning strike during the heavy rains that flushed Cilacap last night.

80 people were evacuated.

Pertamina ensures that the community is in a safe condition due to a fire in one of the tanks at the Cilacap refinery, Central Java. This is a written statement submitted by the Corporate Secretary of PT Pertamina International Refinery, Ifki Sukarya, on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Pertamina, explained Ifki, has evacuated about 80 residents from Lomanis Village. Residents were accommodated in temporary shelters in the Lomanis Village Hall and Baitul Munir Mosque in Lomanis.

Meanwhile, Pertamina continues to maximize extinguishing efforts by means of defensive fire fighting. Handling is done with fire engines, hydrants, and cooling in the area around the burning tank.

The Cilacap refinery is one of six Pertamina refineries and has a processing capacity of 270 thousand barrels per day. This refinery has 228 tanks to accommodate crude to be processed, gas, and fuel from processing crude oil.


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