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October 15, 2020

Enhance your HAZOP studies with AmmoniaKnowHow Comics HAZOP Study Cards prepared a series of HAZOP study cards that direct the HAZOP study workflow in a simple and logical way. Free download AKH Comics HAZOP Study […]
October 7, 2020

Catalytic Advancements since Haber Bosch

Authors: Venkat Pattabathula and Jim Richardson Clariant (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. It has been 100 years since ammonia was first produced on an industrial scale by […]
September 30, 2020

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes Venkat Pattabathula as our new Contributor and Ammonia Subject Matter Expert

Venkat Pattabathula has more than 35 years of experience in nitrogen manufacturing industry in various parts of the world such as Asia, North America, and Australia. […]
September 25, 2020
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Ammonia, Urea, Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate, Owner’s Engineer

Owner’s Engineers are a group of experts independent from licensors and EPCs, who fill the gaps in Client’s resources and knowledge for a project, become a […]
September 21, 2020

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes Agustin Valera-Medina as our new Contributor

Agustin Valera-Medina is a Reader/Associate Professor at Cardiff School of Engineering. He has participated as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I) on 26 industrial projects with […]
September 20, 2020

Explosion characteristics and flammability limits of various aqueous ammonia vapours in air

Abstract  On 22 August 2016, an enormous quantity of toxic ammonia gas was released because of overpressure explosion of an ammonia tank in the Di-ammonium Phosphate […]
September 17, 2020

scanfeld – an innovative solution for leak detection

Author: René Braun, Grandperspective GmbH, Germany, identifies a new way of helping manufacturers with gas leak detection in the fertilizer industry. Introduction Rattlesnakes have an extraordinary […]
September 4, 2020

Ammonia Terminal Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Introduction Nowadays, ammonia large-scale onshore export terminals are established in various countries. Ammonia is considered a flammable gas, since it has high oxygen concentration in peak […]
September 3, 2020

Ammonia as an Energy Vector

Author: Agustin Valera-Medina Agustin Valera-Medina is a Reader/Associate Professor at Cardiff School of Engineering. He has participated as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-I) on 26 […]
August 23, 2020

Short History of Ammonia Process – Past, Present and Future

Introduction Ammonia is the world’s second-largest manufactured industrial chemical. Ammonia production is the most complicated process, involving the greatest percentage of catalytic steps and four chemicals […]
August 23, 2020

Heat Exchangers Failures and Solutions

Introduction A heat exchanger (HE) is a system intended to effectively pass heat from a place to the next, whether the substances are isolated by a […]
August 21, 2020

Innovative technologies to reduce the human error and comply with turnaround schedules in refractory work

Authors: Heather Higgins, Will Russell and Uday Parekh, Blasch Precision Ceramics, USA There has been a steady decrease in skilled labourers in the US in recent […]
August 10, 2020

Сообщество радо приветствовать в списке партнеров компанию Integrated Global Services, Inc (IGS).

IGS – глобальный поставщик решений в области технологий защиты поверхностей. Штаб-квартира – Ричмонд, Вирджиния, С.Ш.А. Обладая более чем 30-летним опытом работы с критически важным оборудованием, IGS […]
August 10, 2020 welcomes Integrated Global Services, Inc (IGS) as our new Solution Provider

IGS is an international provider of surface protection solutions headquartered in Virginia, USA. With over 30 years of experience helping customers solve metal wastage and reliability […]
August 3, 2020 welcomes Grandperspective as our new Solution Provider welcomes Grandperspective as our new solution provider for industrial monitoring of gas leaks and gas detection. Based in Berlin, Germany, Grandperspective provides early warning monitoring […]
July 28, 2020

How to Maintain a Steam Methane Reformer Without a Shutdown?

 How to Maintain a Steam Methane Reformer Without a Shutdown? Eliminate hot spots, reduce fouling, carry out inspections and other repairs while the SMR is in […]
July 27, 2020

Blended HAZOP through the COVID19 NRV

Author Angus Keddie A pandemic is the outbreak and spread of an infectious disease across a large region affecting a substantial number of people. The latest […]
June 15, 2020

Reducing Downtime for Ammonia Plant Reformer Tube Replacement Using Cutting Edge Welding Technology – Langfields Technical Solution

Case Study – Ammonia Plant Reformer Tube Replacement Langfields was contacted in 2015 by a fertiliser company about site welding of a small quantity of new […]
May 26, 2020

Check Lists: The Low Hanging Fruit of Process Safety

Dan Cojocaru – Angus Keddie – Process Safety Matters One of the remaining ‘low hanging fruit’ in the realm of Process Safety is the rigorous application of […]
April 29, 2020

Key Success Factors in Commissioning of Ammonia Plants team members were involved in commissioning and operation of more than 15 ammonia plants worldwide. The list of our key projects is available here. We […]
April 23, 2020

Improved Energy Efficiency of a Steam Methane Reformer using High Emissivity Refractory Coating

Authors: JOHN BACON, Cetek Ltd, Brook Park, OH, USA VENKAT PATTABATHULA, Incitec Pivot Ltd, Brisbane, Australia   The furnace walls in a tubular reformer are lined with refractory, […]
April 14, 2020
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Ammonia storage tanks decommissioning consultants: lessons learned

Ammonia Storage Tanks are an integral part of any ammonia plant and the safety and integrity of these tanks are of utmost importance to the operating […]
January 23, 2020

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes AMETEK Land as our new solutions provider

AMETEK Land is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions. Founded in the […]
January 23, 2020

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes Langfields as our new solutions provider

Based in Salford, UK, close to the heart of Manchester with a manufacturing facility in Dunfermline, Fife. Langfields are specialist fabricators of process plant for the […]
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