AmmoniaKnowHow.com’s partner Fertilizer Industrial Services has recently been appointed by a European fertilizer company to implement the Operational Excellence (OE) within their Operational, Engineering and Maintenance departments. The project has started in June 2017 and for the first 12 months the focus is on designing the OE system including company standards, best industry practices and engineering guidelines.
What is Operational Excellence? Click here for more information
SAFETY FIRST! … BUT WHAT ARE THE SAFETY RISKS IN UREA PLANTS?
Safety is #1 Priority in Any Urea Plant. But what are the Safety Risks in Urea Plants? And how to manage and mitigate these risks within your organization? Working on Safety does not mean a Safer Workplace for all of us but also means a Higher Reliability of your plant. Safety pays back!
The UreaKnowHow.com pre-Conference Urea Clinic on February 26, 2018 in Gothenburg focuses on exactly these vital topics.
All urea melt and granulation licensors CASALE, GGT, NIIK, SAIPEM, STAMICARBON, TEC and tkFT will be invited to present their latest insights related to safety and reliability...
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BHDT organised its 4th BHDT Urea Conference from October 4-6, 2017 in Salzburg. This professionally organised and very pleasant conference was well attended by more than 70 participants from all over the world. The latest developments and innovations and a lot of useful background and practical information was exchanged. UreaKnowHow.com presented “The Dos and Don'ts of High Pressure Valves Maintenance and Operation”. High Pressure Valves in urea plant face several challenges and applying high quality valves are critical to assure a safe and reliable urea plant. The presentation contains lessons learned from several incidents and troubleshooting exercises of various kind of High Pressure Valves. Knowing the details is important and can hopefully help you to improve safety and reliability of your plant. Click here to download the hand out.
Last week during the AICHE Ammonia Safety Conference in Brooklyn, UreaKnowHow.com contributed to this important and reputable conference. Together with Tech Safety Group (www.techsafetygroup.com), a Technical Paper was prepared discussing the potential hazards involved in a 316L Urea Grade Urea Reactor.
These potential hazards are listed in an Open Source Global Risk Register.
The Risk Register is a collection of possible risks that can occur in such a urea reactor and includes the related mitigation measures: 43 hazard risks are identified and 39 recommendations are defined. These recommendations are applicable in any phase of the life of such a reactor, starting in the design phase, via the fabrication phase, construction phase, operation, shut down and start up phase including its maintenance (for example which points to inspect in a urea reactor).
This list forms a perfect learning tool about why certain operating and maintenance procedures are done as they are done. So one learns Why… instead of only What …. Go to Risk Registers