News & Articles

January 21, 2019

Vibration Control in Ammonia and Urea plants

Vibration in motorized equipment is merely the back and forth movement or oscillation of machines and components, such as drive motors, driven devices (pumps, compressors and […]
January 21, 2019

Checklist for Major Work Packs for Revamps and Turnarounds in Ammonia Plants

During revamp projects or turnaround there are critical activities that falls under the following categories: It is technically complex or unfamiliar and required specialized input It […]
January 21, 2019

Fertilizer plants Operators and Engineers input during EPC and PMC projects (part II – FEED Phase – Mechanical)

The Engineering workflow diagram presented below cover the Mechanical deliverables development for the FEED phase of EPC and PMC projects until the Model Review and is […]
January 20, 2019

Planning of Commissioning Activities for Ammonia Plants

The key in the planning of commissioning is the definition of functional systems. Functional systems are sections of the plant, which are put in service as […]
January 18, 2019

SOCAR urea plant helps increase Azerbaijan’s high-tech export

Putting the SOCAR Carbamide Plant into operation is an important step towards increasing Azerbaijan’s high-tech export, expert in economic issues, doctor of economics Elshad Mammadov told […]
January 18, 2019

McDermott Secures EPC Contract for four Ammonia Tanks and nine CB&I storage tanks in Saudi Arabia

McDermott International, Inc.  announced it has been awarded a sizeable* contract from Daelim Saudi Arabia Company Ltd. for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of CB&I Storage […]
January 18, 2019

Making ammonia ‘greener’

Chemical engineers in Ohio create ammonia from nitrogen, water; could lead to smaller ammonia processing plants powered by alternative energy Ammonia, a compound first synthesized about […]
January 6, 2019

Process Safety 2025. To boldly go.

Author: Angus Keddie Process Safety Matters Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To […]
January 6, 2019

Key Engineering Activities & Deliverables specific for EPC projects

The key engineering activities and deliverables for EPC projects are listed in the table below. This list is subject to variation, however, based on good engineering […]
January 6, 2019

Ma’aden selects thyssenkrupp fertiliser production technology

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) will use the dual-pressure ammonia process developed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in the new “Phosphate 3” ammonia plant at its […]
December 23, 2018

Season’s Greetings From AmmoniaKnowHow

Season’s Greetings to all our members, sponsors, collaborators, projects partners and entire ammonia community. Each of you contributed to making AmmoniaKnowHow.com a special meeting hub of the […]
December 14, 2018

Development of Commissioning System File for commissioning of ammonia and urea plants

One of the fundamental principles that underpins a successful commissioning effort is the degree of checking and counter-checking that is developed, documented and dutifully signed off […]
December 14, 2018

Trinidad methanol plant almost finished; start-up mid-2019

Construction of a new methanol plant in Trinidad and Tobago is in the final stages and could start up as early as mid-2019. The 1m tonne/year […]
December 14, 2018

Haifa Chemicals, Edeltech to build Negev ammonia plant

The Haifa Chemicals group and the Edeltech group today signed a memorandum of understanding for construction of an ammonia manufacturing plant on Haifa Chemicals’ site at […]
December 14, 2018

KBR commissions new ammonia plant in Indonesia

KBR, has announced that it has fully commissioned its first PurifierPlus ammonia process-based greenfield plant at PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU) in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The total […]
November 25, 2018

AmmoniaKnowHow to update the HAZID Guideline to cover Creeping Changes based on FIORDA data

AmmoniaKnowHow.com developed a Hazard Identification Study (HAZID) Guideline for operators in the fertilizer industry as part of the Operational Excellence Program. Based on our site observation […]
November 25, 2018

Process Safety Management for Fertilizer Plants

AmmoniaKnowHow and UreaKnowHow summarize their work in process safety and risk analysis for fertilizer industry in a single webpage for easy access to our members. The […]
November 25, 2018

SNC-Lavalin signs agreement with Perdaman for development of Urea plant in Western Australia

SNC-Lavalin announces that it has signed an agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd for the continued development of the two million ton per annum […]
November 25, 2018

Benefits of Developing Production Availability Models for Fertilizer Plants Operation

Introduction Production Availability is the ratio of production to planned production, or any other reference level over a specified period of time. It is a performance […]
November 18, 2018

Equipment Preservation Strategy – Examples of Ammonia Plant Equipment Damaged due to Compromised Preservation

Appropriate preservation maintenance helps verify that equipment operates as intended during commissioning and throughout subsequent operation, minimising any production delays due to equipment quality issues. It […]
November 18, 2018

Wesfarmers and Perdaman advance Australia methanol and urea plans for Burrup Peninsula

Two proposed petrochemical developments on the Burrup Peninsula — Wesfarmers’ methanol plant and Perdaman’s urea plant — have taken a step forward today with separate referrals […]
November 18, 2018

Study: Kalama methanol project would help fight climate change

A draft study of a proposed $2 billion methanol refining project in Kalama says the plant would drive down global greenhouse gas emissions by displacing coal-based […]
November 18, 2018

Fertilizer plants Operators and Engineers input during EPC and PMC projects (part I – FEED Phase – Process)

The Engineering workflow diagram presented below cover the Process deliverables development for the FEED phase of EPC and PMC projects until the Model Review and is […]
November 12, 2018

FIORDA Case Study #35: Syngas Fire in Ammonia Plant Compressor House

The report can be download from our Download section. More case studies are uploaded in FIORDA database. To become FIORDA member please contact us. Summary Incident Database, No: 35 No: 35 […]
Ammonia Know How