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Become Member of AmmoniaKnowHow.com and receive the 2-weekly AmmoniaKnowHow.com Newsletter with many interesting topics. This week amongst others: Early design challenges of revamp projects and AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes SBN as our Sponsor. Further the latest Industry Topics, AmmoniaKnowHow.com Project: Maintenance Capabilities for Fertilizer Industry, AmmoniaKnowHow.com Forum Hot Topics and the latest white papers.
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.
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...
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
UreaKnowHow.com has reached a new milestone of 5000 Members this month. Together with our Chinese sister website our network includes 11000 Members representing all nitrogen fertilizer plants in the world. This makes us the largest independent network in the industry and we are still growing.
Our 10 most active Members are Prem Baboo from NFL India, Easa Norozi from KHPC Iran, Muhammad Farooq from SAFCO Saudi Arabia, Majid Mohammadian from OCI The Netherlands, Muhammad Adnan Hanif from FFC Pakistan, Prabhat Srivastava from TATA (now YARA) India, Girish Prakash also from TATA (now YARA) India, Salam Malih from North Fertilizer in Iraq, Salman Bokhari from Agritech Pakistan and Saadat Motamedi from PPC Iran.
We thank all our Members and Sponsors for their great support and valuable contribution to realise this significant milestone.
AmmoniaKnowHow and UreaKnowHow.com members benefit from a tool developed specifically to increase their industry know how and take advantage of previous lessons learnt from other projects and plant operation. The data contained in the fertilizer risk register will help them to overcome operational and maintenance issues identified in other plants, to prevent accidents and hazards, to manage engineering design and EPCM projects seamlessly by not repeating previous mistakes. We research the industry experience of various incidents presented within the last 50 years...
MAN Diesel & Turbo leads the large diesel engine markets in marine and power station applications and is one of the world leading Turbomachinery suppliers. The company employs around 14,000 people spread around the globe in over 150 countries. The company head office is located in Augsburg, Germany. MAN Diesel & Turbo is a corporate entity within the Power Engineering Business Area of MAN SE, one of the 30 leading German companies quoted on the DAX Share Index.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has installed 135 custom turbomachinery trains in 65 ammonia and urea plants worldwide. The solutions we bring to you are the result of a continuous cycle of research, development and optimization over thousands of process compressors and turbine casings delivered worldwide since 1904.
AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com provide Engineering Support and Operational Expertise specifically to operators in the Nitrogen Fertiliser Industry. AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com comprise a team of Ammonia and Urea specialists with experience in operation, project development, revamp solutions and mechanical completion of large scale fertilizer projects worldwide.
We are very pleased to announce our next open 5-Day Urea Training Program for Managers, Engineers and Shift Supervisors working in any kind of urea plant from 25-29 June 2018 in Amsterdam. This will be again a complete training program covering process, operational, mechanical, maintenance, product quality topics and much more. We have Special Group Discounts and an Early Bird Discount until August 31, 2017. We look forward to meet you in Amsterdam ! Click here for the Agenda and Registration Form
GRUPA AZOTY ZAKŁADY AZOTOWE „PUŁAWY” invited UreaKnowHow.com to provide a 2-Day Urea Training Program for their employees at their urea plant site in Pulawy, Poland. On March 14 & 15, 2017 UreaKnowHow.com provided the training for about 25 engineers and managers from operations, maintenance and R&D. The agenda of the training was following: Urea Process Technologies, Corrosion Phenomena, Materials of Construction, Thermodynamics & Phase Diagrams, Operational Aspects and Revamp Technologies. These topics were elaborated for Casale, Saipem, Stamicarbon and TEC technologies. Truly All Urea Essentials in Two Days.
Over 21 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya and South Sudan alone are suffering from hunger. The situation in South Sudan is particularly acute, as 3.2 million people are fleeing the terror of the civil war. Extreme poverty and a persistent drought are exacerbating the situation. The United Nations has declared a famine in certain parts of the country. The cause of the hunger ...
AmmoniaKnowHow.com, a new initiative of UreaKnowHow.com and Tech Safety Group is now online. AmmoniaKnowHow.com mission is to facilitate the communication between all ammonia plants worldwide in order to improve Safety and Performance of all ammonia plants. AmmoniaKnowHow.com includes similar features as UreaKnowHow.com such as a Forum for Round Table discussions, several Technical Publications, a Risk Register of Safety Hazards in Ammonia Plants and many more to come. Join AmmoniaKnowHow.com now and Become a Member and contribute to a more safe and reliable ammonia industry. Join AmmoniaKnowHow.com now!
For the seventh time UreaKnowHow.com did organize the Pre-Conference Urea Clinic during the CRU Nitrogen & Syngas Conference, this time on 27 February 2017 in London. The theme of this year was: “TODAY’S NAME OF THE GAME: IMPROVE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE” Today’s urea prices have not been so low during the last decade. Urea producers need to improve their competitive advantage by Reducing Operational Expenditures, Increasing Added Value to their products and/or Increasing On Stream Times in order to compete and survive against competition. The major urea melt and granulation licensors CASALE, GGT, NIIK, SAIPEM and STAMICARBON present their latest innovations and revamp technologies providing together a complete and valuable overview of the latest revamp technologies available in the market. We will distribute the presentations to all Members of UreaKnowHow.com. UreaKnowHow.com did present the UREAKNOWHOW.COM TOP 10 REVAMP TOOLS: The ten most interesting and most economical revamp technologies available today. Click here for the complete report.
High-pressure piping is often an area that receives almost no attention during the lifetime of a urea plant; there is no logical reason for this. Paying not enough attention or wrong inspection/repair procedures can lead to catastrophic incidents. During the AICHE Ammonia Safety Conference in 2010 UreaKnowHow.com did present “High Pressure Piping Safety Incidents in Urea Plants” illustrating the risks involved and showing the importance to pay sufficient attention to this part of the urea plant. Furthermore the UreaKnowHow.com Urea Incident Database shows that 40% of the incidents are related to high-pressure piping. It is recommended to have a corrosion inspection of 316L Urea Grade high pressure piping in urea plants after some 10 years on stream time. UreaKnowHow.com has the expertise and experience in corrosion inspections of high pressure piping in several urea plants. Click here for more information.
UreaKnowHow.com organized another successful 5-Day Training Program for Urea Engineers from 23-27 January 2017 at KOCH in Enid, Oklahoma, USA. The location was nicely chosen: A small airport just besides the KOCH Enid fertilizer complex. Also the timing was perfect as the commissioning and start-up of the new urea plant is expected soon. Some 60 managers, engineers and operators actively participated. All participants showed great appreciation and gave excellent feedback; for example the content of the training was rated 85% as excellent and 15% as good. Click here for the complete report.
Saipem is one of the global leader in drilling services, as well as in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of pipelines and complex projects, onshore and offshore, in the oil & gas market. It has distinctive competences in operations in harsh environments, remote areas and deepwater. It provides a full range of services with contracts on an EPC and/or EPCI (turn-key) basis and it has distinctive capabilities and unique assets with highest technological content.
SnamprogettiTM Urea Technology The first industrial urea plant based on Saipems NH3 stripping technology was put into operation in 1971. Since then more than 130 urea plants based on this technology have been in operation or are under implementation with a market share of about 35% of total world capacity.
Today’s urea prices have not been so low during the last decade. Urea producers need to improve their competitive advantage by Reducing Operational Expenditures, Increasing Added Value to their products and/or Increasing On Stream Times in order to compete and survive against competition. UreaKnowHow.com pre-Conference Urea Clinic on February 27, 2017 in London focuses on exactly these important topics. All urea melt and granulation licensors CASALE, GGT, SAIPEM and STAMICARBON will present their latest innovations and revamp technologies. Plus UreaKnowHow.com will present the UREAKNOWHOW.COM TOP 10 REVAMP TOOLS: The ten most interesting and most economical revamp technologies will be discussed in detail in this Urea Clinic...
The training covered a wide range of topics from process, mechanical, operational, maintenance, thermodynamics, repair procedures, SHE, safety valves, CO2 compressors, revamp options, corrosion inspection techniques etc and was very interactive and numerous questions were discussed. New was the Urea Simulator Workshop on Wednesday afternoon organised by PROTOMATION with support of STAMICARBON...