Dow Chemical Facility
Oyster Creek, TX, USA
The expansion project at the Dow Oyster Creek Facility comprised a Propylene Dehydrogenization (PDH) unit and a state of the art Light-Hydrocarbon (LHC-9) unit. The new plant can now produce 750,000 tons of polymer grade propylene from propane annually. The LHC-9 ethylene cracker has a capacity of 1.5 million tons per year using both ethane and propane as feedstock.
PENETRON ADMIX SB was employed to treat the concrete used for the two water containment tanks – each with a capacity of 1.5 million gallons (5.7 million liters) – and the walls of the ethylene production facility housing the tanks. PENETRON crystalline topical material was applied to the positive side of the exterior walls to add extra protection from hydrostatic pressure; PENECRETE MORTAR was used to permanently seal any emerging cracks in the building's concrete structures.