US Dow Chemical begins restart at Freeport No. 7 cracker

21 June 2013 20:55  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Dow Chemical began the restart process at its No. 7 Freeport cracker in Texas on Friday, according to a government filing.

In a report with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the company said flaring occurred during the unit start-up on Friday.

A company spokesperson declined to comment on the restart process, but said the unit was not online as of Friday afternoon.

The company shut down the cracker, which has 612,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity, on 1 April for planned maintenance.

Sources said the turnaround was expected to last 60 days, but was delayed.

By: John Dietrich

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