Total's Texas PP plant is operational following brief shutdown

30 July 2013 17:57  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Total Petrochemical's La Porte, Texas, polypropylene (PP) plant is operational, following a brief shutdown following a power disruption at the plant, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Several units at the plant were shut down on 29 July, including steam-generating boilers, which resulted in the venting of hydrocarbons to the north and south flares, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The filing stated that actions were being taken to get the boilers back online to restore steam flow to the flares.

A company spokesperson described the PP plant as "operational" but said she could not provide any further information regarding the incident.

The plant has a PP capacity of 1.22m tonnes/year.

By: Michelle Klump
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