24 July 2016 - 06:59
  • News Code: 265536
“External Factors Caused West Ethylene Pipeline Blaze”

TEHRAN, July 24 (Shana) – Deputy Managing Director of National Iranian Petrochemical Company Abdolhossein Bayat said on Saturday that external factors were responsible for leakage in West Ethylene Pipeline and the fire as a result.

Talking to Shana Bayat said the cause of fire will of course be revealed after collection of evidence and information and once reconstruction operations are complete.

Immediately after the incident, the HSE and other officials showed up in the area and tried to scale down damage and contain fire and it was over shortly in a matter of several hours, according to Bayat.

“The super ethylene could spread to other regions unwanted and cause unexpected events and fortunately through hard work and endeavors of colleagues the fire was checked,” he added.

He said repair and reconstruction operations on the pipeline are still going on and the pipelines are replaced.

Bayat said the incident had left four injured, who are being treated.

On feedstock supply cut to petrochemical facilities in the periphery, he said there will be efforts to resume the flow as soon as possible.
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