OCI says Texas methanol plant in Beaumont restarted

13 September 2013 17:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--OCI’s Texas methanol plant, which went down earlier in the week following carbon monoxide emissions, has restarted, the company said on Friday.

The 750,000 tonne/year plant near Beaumont went down earlier in the week because of emissions that led to the release of 80,000 lb (36,000 kg) of carbon monoxide, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Plant officials did not provide more details on the outage.

It was the second incident at the plant this week. A TCEQ filing said OCI brought down the plant on 8 September because of a reformer tube leak on the south reformer.

That incident lasted less than nine hours, the filing said.

OCI opened the plant in 2012.

By: Lane Kelley
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