Dow reports shutdown of Louisiana cracker from cracked tubing

04 February 2013 16:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical reported a shutdown of a cracker at its Plaquemine site in Lousiana on 2 February, according to a filing with the National Response Center.

The filing said the shutdown was caused by a cracked tubing line, which resulted in the release of crack gas containing multiple olefins and aromatics.

The filing did not specify which cracker at the site was shut down, nor if the cracker has been restarted.

Dow has two crackers at the site with a combined ethylene capacity of 1.257m tonnes/year.

Attempts to reach Dow Chemical for comment were unsuccessful.


By: John Dietrich
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