23 June 2011 16:18 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)—The US-based Dow Chemical was not immediately available for comment on Thursday regarding an unplanned shutdown of its operations in ?xml:namespace>
The company’s Texas City Operations (TCO) lost power after the site’s utility supplier suffered from an equipment failure, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
The event occurred on Wednesday at 06:00 hours
Process equipment and pipelines were secured as soon as it was safely possible to do so, the company said. Dow also restored steam and instrument air supplies.
The site produces 255,000 tonnes/year of butanol; 430,000 tonnes/year of isopropanol (IPA); 120,000 tonnes/year of propionic acid; 70,000 tonnes/year of propylene (C3); 365,000 tonnes/year of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM); and 70,000 tonnes/year of butyl acetate (butac), according to ICIS.
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