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Dow’s polyethylene unit at Freeport to go down for maintenance

HOUSTON, May 17, 2016 (PCW) –- Dow’s Polyethylene 3 unit at Freeport is set to go down for maintenance Tuesday through June 24, according to a TCEQ filing.

“The cause of the emissions event is planned maintenance on two recycle compressors during a planned plant turn-around,” the filing stated.

“The maintenance activity will be performed during a planned turnaround on two trains. Once the maintenance on the compressors is complete, the plant will be returned to normal operations levels,” it stated.

The Freeport facility has a total PE capacity of 1.4 billion lb/yr. -- Samantha Hartke

Read the entire filing here.

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