Views: 1 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2019-04-12 Origin: Site
On April 7 afternoon, an explosion occurred at the LPG pipeline of Formosa Chemical and Fiber Corp's plant at Mailiao. Its three aromatics units were shut temporarily, and will be restarted in short term. The No. 1 aromatcis unit is scheduled to shut in mid-Apr for maintenance lasting 45 days; and its No. 3 aromactis unit with PX capacity of 930kt/yr has no maintenance schedule.
According to news released by Xinhua, more than 10,000 villagers had to be evacuated after an explosion rocked a chemical plant in an industrial zone in Mailiao township, Yunlin county in central-southern Taiwan Sunday afternoon.
The explosion at an aromatics plant of Formosa Chemical and Fiber Corp at about 2 p.m. shattered glass in nearby buildings and shook houses kilometers away, local police and fire fighters said.