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Dow’s TX-8 olefins unit in Freeport has flaring after ‘process upset

HOUSTON, June 6, 2016 (PCW) -– Dow’s 2.295 billion lb/yr TX-8 olefins unit in Freeport was flaring over the weekend because of a ‘process upset,’ according to a TCEQ filing.

“A process upset has resulted in flaring. The cause of the upset is being investigated,” the filing stated.

Last week, Dow’s 1.61 billion lb/yr TX-7 olefins unit in Freeport had a minor upset after an ethylene compressor trip late Wednesday after which the plant reduced operating rates for a short period of time. -- Samantha Hartke

Read the entire filing here.

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