Pasadena 1989 – Incident Summary

A reactor in a slurry phase catalytic loop process for manufacturing high density polyethylene (HDPE) had been taken off-line to enable removal of blockages from 3 of 6 product settling legs at the bottom of the reactor by specialist maintenance contractors. (As the polymerisation-condensation reactions proceed, HDPE particles drop out of the circulating reaction mixtureContinue reading “Pasadena 1989 – Incident Summary”