US CP Chem temporarily shuts PE unit at Cedar Bayou site in Texas

02 October 2013 18:54  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron Phillips Chemical temporarily shut down a polyethylene (PE) unit at its Cedar Bayou plant in Texas, according to a public filing made available on Wednesday.

The company said that the PEU-1792 unit experienced a power outage that resulted in the unit shutting down on Tuesday, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The power outage was caused by unexpected power distribution equipment failure, the filing said.

“The unit was restarted as soon as practical,” the company added in the filing. The event lasted for about seven hours, the company said.

There was not an immediate reply to requests seeking comment from the company.

The company has in Cedar Bayou a 270,000 tonnes/year high density polyethylene plant (HDPE) as well as a 190,000 tonnes/year linear low capacity plant (LLDPE) and a 280,000 tonnes/year capacity low density polyethylene plant (LDPE), according to information recently provided by a company source.

By: Renzo Pipoli
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