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Williams details extensive damage to Geismar cracker

11:33 AM MDT | June 25, 2013

Williams (Houston) on Monday released an initial assessment of the damage to its Geismar, LA, olefins plant, which has been off-line since an explosion in the propylene fractionator area on 13 June. Two employees were killed and 77 injured in the accident. Williams said it will probably have to replace piping, heat exchangers, and reboilers adjacent to the fractionator, which were seriously damaged, as were significant amounts of the electrical power cable and control wiring in the plant. The company will also have to replace the support structures and piping of...

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