Energy costs have a significant impact on the production costs of the urea product. Older urea plants have to compete with large scale new plants however suffer typically from higher energy costs due to the applied older technologies and due to lower efficiencies of older machines. UreaKnowHow.com co-operates with a group of energy management specialists with totally more than 40 years experience in energy management and revamp projects to improve the energy performance figures of your urea plant and reduce the variable urea production costs. Step 1 of such a typical Energy Reduction Revamp project is a Quick Scan of the actual energy situation in your urea plant.
Proposal for Project Approach Quick Scan
Step 1.1: Questionnaire
A Questionnaire will be prepared in order to obtain a general impression of the energy situation of your urea plant
Step 1.2: Problem Analysis
Set up a measure, control & analysis strategy, which will be implemented during the Plant Assessment.
Step 1.3: Plant Assessment
During about 5 days several measurements, analysis and checks will be performed.
Step 1.4: Assessment Report
The Assessment Report will contain several recommendations possibly with new equipment, process modifications or operational procedure changes.
The recommendations will be categorized as following:
1) Quick fixes, do immediately, no capital expenditures involved
2) Short term, < 6 months, some engineering required, low capital expenditures involved
3) Medium term,
4) Long Term, > 16 months, conceptual engineering (FEED), strategic but high capital expenditures involved
The Assessment Report will be send to you within four weeks after the Plant Assessment and can optionally be discussed in detail at site.