27 December 2011 17:28 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ExxonMobil confirmed on Tuesday the weekend shutdown of a reactor at its Beaumont polyethylene (PE) plant in Texas.
The reactor was shut down on Sunday because some of the high pressure tubing ruptured, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
About 2,106.7 lbs of ethylene were released as a result of the event, the filing said.
ExxonMobil did not provide any more details.
The Beaumont facility produces 705,000 tonnes/year of linear low density PE (LLDPE) and 235,000 tonnes/year of low density PE (LDPE), according to ICIS plants and projects.
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