Services: Industrial Explosions

Services: Industrial Explosions

Phillips Petroleum Polyprepylene Plant
Pasedena, Texas

When the Phillips Petroleum Polypropylene Plant in Pasadena, Texas exploded in 1989, Olshan Demolishing Company of Houston, Texas was called to the scene. The severe damage to 5 process towers up to 180 feet in height and the associated risk to workers working on damaged structures, under a potentially explosive environment, precipitated a call to Controlled Demolition Incorporated (CDI) for its emergency explosives response capabilities.

Phillips.jpgWorking closely with Olshan personnel and representatives of Phillips Petroleum, CDI designed a means of preparing and felling the five damaged towers with minimal amounts of structural modification to the already damaged structures. Working in and around potentially flammable and explosive conditions, CDI was able to prepare and fell the structures with less than a week’s lead time, removing a risk originally posed to Olshan’s crews. CDI stands ready to respond, worldwide, to industrial emergencies where field structural analysis, preparation and demolition performance is necessary to ensure safety of operations.