OCI shuts Texas methanol plant after carbon monoxide emissions

27 July 2013 00:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--OCI’s methanol plant near Beaumont shut down on Friday afternoon following carbon monoxide emissions, according to a state filing.

Plant officials could not be reached immediately through phone calls and emails.

The emissions from the methanol unit stemmed from high vibration in a synthesis gas (syngas) turbine and released 668,071 lb (303,037 kg) of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

OCI opened the plant in 2012 with 750,000 tonnes/year of methanol capacity and 250,000 tonnes/year of ammonia.

By: Lane Kelley
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