LyondellBasell’s Equistar experiences malfunction at Bayport EO unit

24 July 2013 23:20  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW YORK (ICIS)--An electrical malfunction led to a temporary pump shut down at Equistar Chemicals’ Bayport, Texas, ethylene oxide (EO) unit, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) made available on Wednesday.

The filing said that the pump shut down resulted in the loss of absorbent to the scrubber that prevented removal of EO from vapors that are vented from the product storage tanks to the atmosphere.

The pump was restarted as soon as possible to allow the return of absorbent flow back to the vent scrubber, which controls emissions from the product storage tanks.

Equistar is a LyondellBasell company.

EO is a feedstock in the production of ethylene glycols.

By: Feliza Mirasol
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