USA: Ethylene Production Sasol Announces Beneficial Operation at Lake Charles Ethane Cracker Unit

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Sasol’s Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) Ethane Cracker facility in Louisiana, USA has achieved beneficial operation. With this move, the company aims to improve the quality of ethylene and also ramp up the unit.

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The plant continues to operate stably at a capacity utilisation of around 50 %.
The plant continues to operate stably at a capacity utilisation of around 50 %.
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Louisiana/USA – In the announcement of August 26, 2019, Sasol has confirmed that the 72-hours beneficial operation production test run on the LCCP’s Ethane Cracker was at the halfway mark. This test run has now been completed and the company has achieved beneficial operation of the unit.

The plant continues to operate stably at a capacity utilisation of around 50 %. The current output is utilised by the firm’s downstream units and the remainder is sold to external customers. The company continues to focus on improving the ethylene quality and ramp up the plant in accordance with its plans.

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