MOSCOW (MRC) -- A minor explosion has been reported at Reliance Industries' (RIL) petrochemicals plant in Patalganga (India), as per Business Standard with reference to the police.
A pipeline carrying chemicals inside the plant got choked up, leading to the gasket opening up and then causing the explosion. One employee suffered minor injuries and was taken to an in-house medical facility.
When contacted, a RIL spokesperson confirmed the incident and said there was a minor injury to one of the workers who was taken to an in-house medical facility.
The operations at the plant have not been affected, the spokesperson said.
As MRC informed previously, RIL has delayed the start-up of its new monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant until Q2 2017. The company scheduled to commence operations at the plant in Q2 2017. As per the earlier plans, the plant was to be started in December 2016. Located at Jamnagar, Gujarat in India, the plant has a production capacity of 750,000 mt/year.
Reliance Industries is one of the world's largest producers of polymers. The company is engaged in a wide range of activities, ranging from oil and gas production to production of polyester and polymer goods, including the production of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and textiles.