02 September 2008 18:12 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--The biggest maleic anhydride (MA) plant in the US, a 110,000 tonne/year Huntsman facility in Pensacola, Florida, continued with normal production rates while dealing with Hurricane Gustav, a source close to the operation said on Tuesday.
Despite rains and heavy winds, the plant did not cut its production rates, the source said.
The plant has foot-thick brick walls in some places and was designed to withstand 200 mph (321.86 kmh) winds. In the past, the facility has been used as a hurricane shelter because of its many rooms and large cafeteria.
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