AFPM ’13: MEGlobal sets month-long May turnaround at Canada unit

25 March 2013 16:40  [Source: ICIS news]

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--MEGlobal plans to conduct a month-long turnaround at its monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility at Fort Saskachewan in Canada, a company executive said on Monday.

“In May, we have a full-month outage at one of the three plants [in Canada], and we are changing the reactors and the main purpose of this is to improve efficiency,” MEGlobal executive vice president Frank Hanraets told ICIS on the sidelines of the International Petrochemical Conference (IPC).

After the turnaround, the plant’s capacity is expected to increase by about 10-15%, he said.

The Fort Saskachewan plant can produce more than 340,000 tonnes/year of ethylene oxide (EO) and glycol, according to MEGlobal’s website.

The company’s two other plants in Alberta province with MEG capacities of 310,000 tonnes/year and 350,000 tonnes/year are located in Prentiss, information from its website showed.

Hosted by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the IPC runs through Tuesday.

By: Pearl Bantillo
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