19 July 2012 18:13 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Huntsman experienced flaring at its Port Neches cracker in Texas, the company said on Thursday.
Hunstman said maintenance work on a leaking exchanger caused the flaring.
An attempt was made to bypass the exchanger, but an unexpected condition in a cooling tower resulted in flaring on Wednesday, the company said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
The cracker was running at reduced rates, but was expected to return to normal production by Friday night, a company spokesperson said.
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