BASF Ludwigshafen cracker running normally after short disruption

10 September 2013 14:23  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF’s steam cracker at the company’s petrochemicals production hub in Ludwigshafen, Germany, is running normally following a short disruption on Friday 6 September, a company spokesperson told ICIS on Tuesday.

The disruption and subsequent flaring occurred at around 09:30 local time on Friday when a compressor failed. The cracker’s safety systems responded immediately, and excess gas was burned off.

Spokeswoman Honorata Doba said BASF resolved the issue within two hours on Friday after reporting it. She did not comment on BASF’s cracker capacities at Ludwigshafen.

According to ICIS’ plants and projects data base BASF has two crackers in Ludwigshafen, with ethylene capacities of 400,000 tonnes/year and 220,000 tonnes/year, respectively.


By: Stefan Baumgarten
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