Dow begins planned turnaround at Freeport cracker in Texas

02 April 2013 17:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Dow Chemical has started the turnaround process at its Freeport cracker in Texas, a filing showed on Tuesday.

According to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the company reported flaring emissions due to shutting down, clearing and re-starting the ethylene plant to perform required scheduled maintenance.

Sources said the turnaround is expected to last for 60 days and began on 1 April.

The company has 1.655m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at the site.

By: John Dietrich

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