Braskem reports emissions at Texas PP plant

27 June 2012 15:48  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Producer Braskem reported emissions at its polypropylene (PP) plant in Seadrift, Texas, this week, according to a Wednesday filing with the Texas Department of Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The emissions release, which occurred on 26 June, resulted after a failed solenoid caused a reactor pressure control valve to open to the atmosphere, according to the filing.

The block valve was closed manually to stop further release to the atmosphere, according to the filing.  

It was unclear if the units have been restarted, or if the event resulted in any loss of production at the facility.

A spokesperson for Braskem did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The plant has a capacity of about 185,000  tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

For more on Braskem's plants, visit ICIS plants and projects

By: Michelle Klump
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