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LSB reports ammonia plant shutdown in Pryor

Unplanned compressor problems at a chemical plant in Pryor caused the Oklahoma City-based chemical and manufacturing company LSB to move up previously scheduled maintenance.
by Paul Monies Modified: November 21, 2012 at 11:56 am •  Published: November 22, 2012
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LSB said it planned to install a replacement ammonia converter at the Pryor plant, a move that is expected to improve the production capacity of the ammonia plant. That maintenance was already planned for January.

“The compressor is a big piece of rotating equipment and we had a surge there that caused some damage internally, so we had to shut the plant down, take the compressor out and rework it,” Shelby said Wednesday. “Since we already had this other planned maintenance in January, we decided to pull it up.”

LSB said in May it would spend $6.5 million on parts and components to make repairs and refurbishments at its chemical plants.

by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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