DOE Conducts Energy Saving Assessment at Fertilizer Plant
January 25, 2006
DOE announced on January 25th that a three-day Industrial Energy Saving Assessment will take place at the Terra Nitrogen Company, LP plant near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Through its free energy assessments, DOE is working with major manufacturing facilities to identify opportunities to save energy and money, primarily by focusing on steam and process heating systems. DOE's Energy Saving Teams have completed visits to 28 large federal facilities and are in the process of visiting 200 of the most energy-intensive manufacturing facilities in the United States as part of the national "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign launched in October 2005. See the "Easy Ways to Save Energy" Web site.
Terra Nitrogen Company, LP is a major U.S. producer of nitrogen fertilizer products. Its manufacturing facility in Verdigris, Oklahoma—just northeast of Tulsa—has the capacity to produce 2.2 million tons annually of urea ammonium nitrate solutions and 1.1 million tons of anhydrous ammonia, both of which are ingredients in nitrogen fertilizers. See the DOE press release.