New ethylene unit commissioned in Brazil

COPESUL (COMPANHIA PETROQUIMICA DO SUL), Brazil, the largest producer of ethylene in Brazil, commissioned and started up a second ethylene unit at Triunfo, Brazil, at the beginning of March.The new grassroots unit has an ethylene-production capacity of 450,000 tonnes/day. This new unit brings Copesul's capacity at Triunfo up to 1.13 million tonnes/day. Click here to enlarge imageThe new plant produced specification ethylene on July 9, 1999. It successfully executed its performance test in November 1999.Work involvedThe plant uses Stone & Webster's Ultra Selective Coils (USC) furnace technology, advanced recovery system (ARS) technology, proprietary Ripple trays, and proprietary s...

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