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The trend in urea industry is in the direction of MEGA plants. Sandvik Process Systems has followed this trend and has successfully developed a bigger Rotoformer with 2000 mm belt width instead of 1500 mm belt width.

 

The larger Rotoformer can  obtain 170-180 MTPD instead of 120-125 MTPD as before .........

And this without compromising on its excellent product quality.

 The electrical power will remain the same low figure of about 13 kW per Rotoformer unit and the speed will be the same. For example if somebody wants to substitute the prilling tower of 1800 MTPD only ten Rotoformers can be installed instead. And for the urea pastillation an electrical power consumption of only 130 kW is needed, which is significant lower than granulation technologies.

 

Other advantages of Rotoformer technology are:

• Significant lower investment needed compared to a fluid bed granulation

• The farmers confirm the pastilles product quality is much better than prills and the urea producer can get a higher price. A trader in Germany can realise a premium of 5 EUR/mt.

• No need for adding formaldehyde 

• No ammonia and dust emissions

• High flexibility to produce different product grades (for example urea+AS or urea+S)  whenever requested in any amount

• Fully proven, several references and enthusiastic farmer repsonse 

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NEW: Safety and HSE Training Programs for all ammonia and urea plants

NEW: Safety and HSE Training Programs for all ammonia and urea plants

Serious incidents continue to take place in the nitrogen fertilizer industry. UreaKnowHow.com together with its Partner Tech Safety Group start up a new initiative to improve the safety standards in ammonia and urea plants. Dedicated Safety and HSE Training Programs will discuss the specific safety and HSE aspects valid in ammonia and urea plants. Numerous safety incidents, which occurred in the past in ammonia and urea plants, form the basis of these training programs. The Lessons Learned will be discussed targeting a higher safety standard in our industry. For more information click here for Safety and HSE Training Programs in Urea Plants and for Safety Training Programs in Ammonia Plants. Also feel free to contact UreaKnowHow.com via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Corrosion Inspection Services of High Pressure Piping in Urea Plants

Corrosion Inspection Services of High Pressure Piping in Urea Plants

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.

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UreaKnowHow.com 5-Day Urea Training Program: “The Perfect Tool for a Smooth Take Off”

UreaKnowHow.com 5-Day Urea Training Program: “The Perfect Tool for a Smooth Take Off”

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.

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UreaKnowHow.com welcomes SAIPEM as our Sponsor

UreaKnowHow.com welcomes SAIPEM as our Sponsor

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 Saipem’s 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.

Track Records are...

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TODAY’S NAME OF THE GAME: IMPROVE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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. 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...

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UreaKnowHow.com Urea Training from 3-7 October 2016: Another Success

UreaKnowHow.com Urea Training from 3-7 October 2016: Another Success

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...

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HOFUNG Technology and UreaKnowHow.com issue ANNA Market Report China 2016

HOFUNG Technology and UreaKnowHow.com issue ANNA Market Report China 2016

Recently the China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association (CNFIA) organized the “2016 Nitric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate Industry Conference” in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province in the People’s Republic of China during Aug 31 ~ Sep 1, 2016. After several years with healthy growth figures in both the nitric acid as well as the ammonium nitrate industry, the recent years show overproduction and plant closures...

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HOFUNG Technology and UreaKnowHow.com issue Urea Market Report China 2016

HOFUNG Technology and UreaKnowHow.com issue Urea Market Report China 2016

China is the largest urea producer worldwide with some 70 mln mtpa (million metric tons per year) or 35% of the worldwide urea production. During the last five years a major feedstock transition from natural gas to coal has been realized in China leading to numerous new ammonia/urea complexes (total 28,7 mln mtpa urea) and a very large export stream of urea pushing down the urea prices worldwide.
To predict future urea prices one needs a deep understanding what is happening in China ...

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Learn urea from 150+ experience

Learn urea from 150+ experience

Register now for our 5-Day Training Program for Urea Engineers from 3-7 October 2016 in Amsterdam. This training will be again a complete training program covering process, operational, mechanical, maintenance, product quality topics and much more. This is a unique chance to meet 150+ years of urea experience during 5 full days. We have Special Group Discounts and look forward to meet you in Amsterdam ! More Information and Registration Form.

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The KAPP CO2 CHILLER

The KAPP CO2 CHILLER

KAPP Heat Transfer Engineers, together with UreaKnowHow.com developed The KAPP CO2 CHILLER, which cools the feed CO2 temperature without using cold energy sources from the existing ammonia and urea plant. This paper will describe and evaluate three options for The KAPP CO2 CHILLER. All three options lead to extreme short pay back times as will be demonstrated in the paper. Click here for more information

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TUBACEX-Phoenix Vision Technical Seminar on May 31 2016 in Tehran

TUBACEX-Phoenix Vision Technical Seminar on May 31 2016 in Tehran

Tubacex , the largest Stainless Steel, high nickel alloys, duplex and super duplex pipes and tubes production mill group is organizing a technical seminar by partnership of Phoenix Vision Consultant Group. This is the biggest event ever which will cover extensive application of Stainless steel and high nickel alloys in Iran. The topics of this technical seminar is covering innovations in material with specific look on material which is being used for Urea application. All Urea engineers, in process, mechanical, operation and maintenance and also plant managers are invited to join this one day interesting free of charge seminar. For more information and registration please follow the following link: http://phosion.ir/tubacex-sem-2016-2/

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UreaKnowHow.com & Tech Safety Group join forces to improve Your Safety and Reliability

UreaKnowHow.com & Tech Safety Group join forces to improve Your Safety and Reliability

UreaKnowHow.com and Tech Safety Group (UKH-TSG JV) joint venture provide operational safety and reliability engineering expertise specifically to operators in the nitrogen fertiliser industry.
Our services include, but not limited to:
- Technical Safety and Risk Management,
- Process Safety Documentation compliance with EU and International regulators,
- Reliability, availability and maintainability studies,
- Revamp support for Ammonia and Urea technologies,

- Operation and Process support.

Key benefits of using our services:

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UreaKnowHow.com welcomes BADOTHERM as our new Sponsor

UreaKnowHow.com welcomes BADOTHERM as our new Sponsor

Galileo Galilei once said ‘measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so.’ Four hundred years later, this is exactly what we do. We’re a family-owned company specialised in high quality mechanical process instrumentation. Founded back in 1957 as a production- and repair shop for thermometers, today we are a leading manufacturer of Diaphragm Seals, pressure gauges, temperature gauges, thermowells, valves and manifolds. Badotherm has successfully developed a safe and reliable membrane type of pressure and level measurement suitable for all urea process technologies. On stream times of already nearly two years have been achieved without any issues. This means significant costs can be avoided and additional profits can be gained with the innovative Badotherm Diaphragm Seals mounted to Transmitters. More Information at the Badotherm Sponsor Page. 

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What is your wish-list ?

What is your wish-list ?

This month UreaKnowHow.com celebrates its 7th birthday.
What do you like about us?
What can we do better?
And what is your wish-list?
Let us know via an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you!

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UreaKnowHow.com and Approba Executives join hands and start up YourCSRProject.

UreaKnowHow.com and Approba Executives join hands and start up YourCSRProject.

We believe in the power of private enterprise to transform the lives of people in need....We are YourCSRProject. We believe we can improve the world by connecting commercial businesses with NGO’s and thrive to built up a sustainable co-operation by Creating Shared Value. This leads to a win-win situation from commercial and social point of view. For example by collaborating with NGO’s, commercial business will develop new markets with new products expanding their market share and at the same time doing good. We initiate, support, involve the right stakeholders and guarantee the success of your CSR project.

"You cannot be successful, nor call yourself successful, in a society that fails,"  Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM.

 

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UreaKnowHow.com welcomes KAPP as our new Sponsor

UreaKnowHow.com welcomes KAPP as our new Sponsor

Kapp is among the best and most innovative engineering agencies in the branch of heat transfer. The knowledge we have of the industry and its diversity allows us to go further than anyone else. Not only do we design and plan your heat transfer solution, we also take care of the total production, construction and maintenance of the installation. To do so, we have the best network of specialists and producers of components worldwide....

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Next open 5-Day Training Program for Urea Engineers: 3-7 October 2016 in Amsterdam

Next open 5-Day Training Program for Urea Engineers: 3-7 October 2016 in Amsterdam

We are very pleased to announce our next open 5-Day Training Program for Urea Engineers from 3-7 October 2016 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 look forward to meet you in Amsterdam !

Please click here for the detailed training program and registration form.

 

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UreaKnowHow.com provides services during Turnaround Yara Canada

UreaKnowHow.com provides services during Turnaround Yara Canada

Yara invited UreaKnowHow.com to be present during a major turnaround of Yara Canada in Belle Plaine, Canada. UreaKnowHow.com provided consultancy services related to the replacement of some HP Urea Equipment items and the inspection and possible repair of equipment and piping. Before the turnaround UreaKnowHow.com visited the site to discuss in detail the relevant maintenance projects in the urea plant. During this first visit an extensive study was performed to look at how the high pressure equipment items could be replaced in the most efficient way...Click here for more details.

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We are over 4000 members

We are over 4000 members

As per January 1, 2016, more than 4000 Members are enlisted at UreaKnowHow.com representing all nitrogen fertilizer plants worldwide outside China. Together with our Chinese website UreaNet.cn, our network consists of more than 10.000 Managers and Engineers working in the Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry. We are now the largest network in the nitrogen fertilizer industry and we are still growing...Click here for more background information of our Members.

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One Picture says more than 1000 Words...

One Picture says more than 1000 Words...

You are all invited to join the UreaKnowHow.com Pre-Conference Workshop during the Nitrogen & Syngas Conference 2016 on February 29, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. This time the central theme will be “One Picture says more than Thousands Words”. UreaKnowHow.com will moderate Round Table discussions between the participants...

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