US Flint Hills reports shutdown, restart at Texas cracker

27 September 2013 17:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources reported a shutdown at its Port Arthur cracker in Texas on 26 September, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) made available on Friday.

Sources said the shutdown was short-lived and that the unit was up and running by Friday.

The filing said that the unit experienced an unexpected loss of power, which led to flaring and emissions and resulted in emergency shutdown procedures being utilised.

The cracker has an ethylene capacity of 621,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Attempts to reach a company spokesperson for comment on Friday were unsuccessful.

By: John Dietrich

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