The Freeport, Texas ammonia production plant is a joint venture by Yara International, a Norwegian chemical company specialized in agricultural products and environmental protection agents, and BASF, a German multinational chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. Originally commissioned in 2018, the plant has a capacity of 750,000 metric tons of ammonia per year.
PENETRON ADMIX SB, a permeability-reducing concrete admixture, was specified to treat the concrete vaults and storage areas. The admixture was added directly to the mix during batching in pre-measured soluble bags, which dissolve easily to simplify dosing and minimize packaging waste. PENETRON, a topical crystalline material, and PENECRETE MORTAR, a crystalline waterproofing repair grout, were applied to the concrete surfaces to seal pipe and cable inlets, construction joints, tie-holes on the walls – and any imperfections that occurred during concrete placement.
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