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Explosion damages Sasol's Louisiana plant

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 16, 2020
An explosion and fire Monday damaged Sasol's new low density polyethylene plant at its Louisiana complex as the unit was coming online while wrapping up commissioning.
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The company's new 1.5 million mt/year cracker was not affected by the incident and was operating at its nameplate capacity, the company said. The 420,000 mt/year LDPE unit "has been shut down and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident, the extent of the damage" and impact on its startup schedule, Sasol said.

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No one was hurt in the blast.


 

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