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April 7, 2021

Trends in Tragedy – An in-depth Study of Amine System Failures

Authors: PHILIP LE GRANGE, MIKE SHEILAN, BEN SPOONER – Amine Experts International (Netherlands, Canada, USA, Chile, New Zealand) Equipment malfunction or unplanned shutdown of an amine system […]
March 22, 2021

AmmoniaKnowHow welcome The Equity Engineering Group as our new Solution Provider

E2G | The Equity Engineering Group is a technology driven company that solves engineering problems for the chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas industries. Our consulting […]
March 16, 2021

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes Gexcon as our new Solution Provider

Gexcon experience arises from detailed knowledge of explosion phenomena built up through years of extensive research projects, carrying out safety assessments, performing accident investigations and conducting […]
March 4, 2021

Причины трагедий – Подробное изучение причин сбоев аминовых установок

ФИЛИП ЛЕ ГРАНЖ, МАЙК ШИЛАН, БЕН СПУНЕР – Amine Experts International Конференция CRU «Азот и синтез-газ 2020» Гаага 17-19 Февраля 2020   Нарушение работы оборудования или вынужденный […]
February 28, 2021

Stop-Work Authority in Process Plant Operation

Authors: Raghava Nayak and Venkat Pattabathula   Stop-Work ­Authority­ (SWA) ­is ­widely­ practiced ­in every day­ occupational­ health,­ safety, ­and­ environment­ (OHSE)­ programs.­ All­ companies­ empower­ […]
February 28, 2021

Ammonia – Toxicological Overview

This document was first issued by Public Health England publications gateway number: 2014790 Key Points Kinetics and metabolism ammonia dissolves in moisture in the air and […]
January 11, 2021

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in Nitrogen Fertiliser Plants

Authors: Raghava Nayak, Functional Safety Expert, Sydney, Australia, and Venkat Pattabathula, Principal Consultant, SVP Chemical Plant Services, Australia Most of the world’s 600 or so ammonia […]
January 11, 2021

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes SDS Separation BV, as our new solution provider. SDS welcomes Separation BV, as our new solution provider. Separation BV is a Dutch Process Technology Company that focuses on the design, engineering and manufacturing […]
December 14, 2020

Forensic Architecture investigation on the Beirut Port Explosion

Shortly after 6:00pm on 4 August 2020, an explosion ripped through the port of Beirut. It killed more than two hundred people, wounded over 6,500, and […]
December 10, 2020

Q & A for Ammonia Reformer Operation and Optimisation Webinar webinar on 25 November was received with great interest by 359 registered participants from over 50 countries leading to over 250 messages, almost 100 questions, […]
November 27, 2020

Ammonia for Propulsion Applications

By Agustin Valera-Medina Ammonia is gaining more interest around the world, with especial emphasis on those companies that are now evaluating it as a powering source. […]
November 23, 2020

AmmoniaKnowHow and UreaKnowHow supporting Latin American Fertiliser Project as Owner’s Engineer for Ammonia and Urea plants

In fertiliser industry, every kind of project comes with many challenges. Starting from project early phases, during technology selection, and later during design and commissioning an […]
November 23, 2020

Fritz Haber – Creator of Good and Evil

Author: Venkat Pattabathula The green cloud rolled slowly toward the trenches at Ypres, Belgium, where the French and Algerian troops had dug in, waiting for the […]
October 30, 2020

Australia – Leigh Creek gas to drive discount agricultural urea project

Author: Andrew Marshall @BurrenAndrew     A new gas extraction process in South Australia is promising to almost eliminate the nation’s dependence on imported urea, and […]
October 27, 2020

AmmoniaKnowHow service company Fertilizer Industrial Services selected as Owner’s Engineer for a nitric acid plant

Following our previous involvement as Owner’s Engineer for a new ammonia plant, the client, a world leader in the field of specialty fertilizers from the Middle […]
October 25, 2020

Case Study – Severe Amine Column Corrosion Permanently Frozen

Author: IGS   ASSET MDEA Amine regeneration column at an NGL plant in the Middle East PROBLEM Tube failure in an associated reboiler caused unexpected, localized […]
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
Ammonia Urea Nitric Acid Ammonium Nitrate owner’s engineer - two men in front of a monitor

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 […]
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