Borealis Belgium PDH reactor still off line, splitter back up

22 August 2011 18:02  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Borealis’s propane dehydrogenation (PDH) reactor operations at Kallo in Belgium remain off line for additional repair work, while the splitter at the site is back on stream, a company spokesperson at the Austrian polyolefins company said on Monday.

The PDH facility is expected to start up at the end of the month, the spokesperson added.

Borealis’s PDH unit, consisting of several reactors and a splitter at the Belgian site, went down at the end of July for technical reasons.

The PDH shutdown was previously expected to last for around two weeks, but has been extended due to further technical difficulties that still need to be resolved, the spokesperson added.

The nameplate capacity of the splitter at the site is 480,000 tonnes/year, while the PDH reactor has the capacity to produce 240,000 tonnes/year of propylene from propane feedstock.

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By: Heidi Finch
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