US Eastman restarts Texas cracker after pipe failure

29 July 2014 23:21 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Eastman Chemical is restarting its Longview cracker in Texas on Tuesday afternoon, a company source confirmed, after a pipe failure over the weekend.

Eastman reported flaring and emissions at its cracker on 27 July because of a pipe failure, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) made available on Monday.

Sources said the pipe failure led to the shutdown of the unit.

The unit has an ethylene capacity of 640,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By Tracy Dang