Firestone Polymers confirms incident at Texas SBR plant

27 June 2012 16:15  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A loss of instrument air at the Firestone Polymers styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant in Orange, Texas, on Monday caused a boiler to shut, which sent an unspeciated volatile organic compound (VOC) to the plant’s flare system for disposal, plant personnel confirmed on Wednesday.

After the problem was identified and isolated, plant personnel corrected the problem, restored the plant air and restarted the boiler, a company source said.

The event lasted about one hour, starting before noon on Monday, according to the report filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

No one was injured during the event, the plant source said.

($1 = €0.80)

By: Wesley Busch
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