US Pandora ammonia plant shut for refrigeration leak

21 March 2012 14:57  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Pandora Methanol shut down its Texas ammonia plant in Beaumont after a storage tank refrigeration compressor failed to maintain pressure, according to a Wednesday regulatory filing.

Ammonia production was shut down on Tuesday while the compressor was replaced with a spare, the company said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Pandora did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.

Pandora Methanol's Beaumont plant has the capacity to produce 750,000 tonnes/year of methanol and 250,000 tonnes/year of ammonia.

Pandora is owned by Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries (OCI).

By: Frank Zaworski
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