ExxonMobil shuts down line at PE unit in Beaumont

11 July 2013 16:48  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US major ExxonMobil shut down a reactor at its Beaumont polyethylene (PE) plant in Texas, the company said in a public filing on Thursday.

The shut down occurred on 10 July after a reactor-tube leak resulted in ethylene emissions, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The unit shutdown ended the emissions event, according to the filing.

It was not clear whether the unit remained down or whether it had been restarted. The filing stated that the company was working to restore normal operations.

ExxonMobil has two PE units in Beaumont, including a low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit with a capacity of 225,000 tonnes/year, and a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit with a capacity of 705,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: Michelle Klump
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