03 August 2011 14:15 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical is halting ethylene production at its HCC-4 Longview cracker in Texas, to repair a valve on one of the unit's cracking furnaces, the US-based company said on Wednesday.
The cracker has an ethylene production capacity of 358,000 tonnes/year.
"This is planned maintenance and the procedure will last two weeks," an Eastman spokesperson added.
The company has two other smaller crackers in Longview, each with 141,000 tonnes/year of production capacity.
Eastman shut down one of those units for three weeks in July to repair a vibration issue.
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