Agrium Texas urea plant back up after weekend shutdown

01 April 2013 22:56  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Agrium's urea plant in Borger, Texas is again running at regular capacity following a shutdown late Saturday night after carbamate carry over out of the high-pressure absorber plugged the ammonia condenser and receiver, a spokesperson for the Canadian company said on Monday.

During the shutdown, all incoming urea feedstock was taken out, eliminating any emissions out of the emergency flare, according to a filing Agrium made with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Approximately 50 lbs each of ammonia and nitrogen oxide were released in the event, the filing stated.

The malfunction began at 23:00 Houston time Saturday and lasted until 03:00 Sunday, according to the filing.

The Borger urea plant has a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year of urea, according to ICIS Plants and Projects.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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