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September 24, 2018

Hazard Identification (HAZID) Guidance for fertilizer industry

What is HAZID? HAZID study is a tool for hazard identification, used early in a project as soon as process flow diagrams, draft heat and mass […]
September 24, 2018

Fertilizer Industry Safety Information Analysis and Sharing Program – AICHE Ammonia Safety 2018 presentation

Operators have experience in operating their own plant, but they have limited exposure to other similar facilities around the world. At AmoniaKnowHow.com we try to overcome […]
September 24, 2018

AmmoniaKnowHow and UreaKnowHow.com contributed again to the AICHE Ammonia Safety Conference 2018 in Toronto

From 16-20 September 2018, AICHE organised its yearly Ammonia Safety Conference, this year in Toronto. AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com did contribute again to the conference with two presentations. The conference […]
September 17, 2018

Review of Global Regulations for Anhydrous Ammonia Production, Use, and Storage

This article was presented at IChemE Safety Symposium in 2016 by the following authors: Mark Fecke, P.E., Principle Engineer, Exponent Inc., Stephen Garner, Senior Engineer, Exponent […]
September 15, 2018

Notre Dame researchers developing renewable energy approach for producing ammonia

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing a renewable energy approach for synthesizing ammonia, an essential component of fertilizers that support the world’s food […]
September 13, 2018

UCC Shchekinoazot launches Methanol and Ammonia Co-Production plant licensed by Haldor Topsoe

United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot (UCC) inaugurated a methanol and ammonia co-production plant with technology licensed by Haldor Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) on September 7, 2018. […]
September 11, 2018

Turnaround management methodology for fertilizer plants (II)

AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com  are developing a series of guidance documents detailing the process in a turnaround lifecycle to help fertilizer manufacturers to produce their own internal Turnaround Management Methodology […]
September 4, 2018

AmmoniaKnowHow will attend 63rd Safety in Ammonia Plants Symposium in Toronto

AmmoniaKnowHow.com will attend the 63rd Safety in Ammonia Plants & Related Facilities Symposium in September 16 – 20, in Toronto, Canada. As part of Roundtable discussion, […]
September 3, 2018

Value improving practices for revamp and greenfield projects in fertilizer industry

AmmoniaKnowHow.com together with UreaKnowHow.com develop a guidance to addresses the application of Value Improving Practices (VIP’s) in the project development process. This guidance document can be […]
August 31, 2018

Process Safety Management – self-assessment tool for fertilizer plants

AmmoniaKnowHow.com together with Process Safety Matters and UreaKnowHow.com prepared a Process Safety Management self-assessment tool based on Process Safety Management Guide 4th Edition developed by the […]
August 31, 2018

University of Minnesota: High Yield Ammonia Production – proof of concept

Phase of Development Proof of concept. Process demonstrated on laboratory scale. An ammonia synthesis process has been developed that has conversion rates greater than 90%, as compared […]
August 29, 2018

Guidance on managing specific process risks for ammonia and urea plants

Successful management of Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) involves the assessment of HSSE risks associated with business activities and the implementation of controls that […]
August 27, 2018

Siemens Gamesa signs up to new ammonia pilot

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reportedly announced to have collaborated with Danish research firm Energifonden Skive and its northern Denmark based facility, Greenlab Skive for […]
August 26, 2018

Development of Basis of Design for projects in fertilizer industry

The Basis of Design (BOD) document provides designers and engineers with an effective tool they can use to clearly present—to the owner, commissioning team, contractors, suppliers, […]
August 24, 2018

Case Study: Prevention solution for corrosion issues in CO2 removal units

Introduction A release of Benfield Solution (Hot Potassium Carbonate) and Syngas from the level bridle of the CO2 Absorber in the Ammonia plant resulted in a […]
August 24, 2018

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes Badotherm as our new solutions provider

Badotherm is 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 […]
August 17, 2018

Incorporate Maintainability into revamp and greenfield projects

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to Projects and Operation departments to support the delivery of revamp projects, TAR activities and greenfield projects […]
August 17, 2018

CSB Safety Alert: Preventing High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)

The CSB has found that inadequate mechanical integrity programs, including preventive maintenance to control damage mechanisms and aging equipment at chemical facilities, have been causal to […]
August 17, 2018

Haldor Topsoe acquires Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH

The transaction adds strong project development competencies to Topsoe’s market-leading portfolio of high-performance catalyst and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries. Acquisitions support Topsoe’s […]
August 15, 2018

Imagine…..a World Free of Process Safety Incidents (download – PSM self-assessment tool)

Author: Angus Keddie Imagine no Process Safety Incidents I wonder if you can No need for unnecessary loss of life A brotherhood of man Imagine all […]
August 14, 2018

Ammonia advance training program 24-29 June 2019, Amsterdam

Course outline This course is intended for operators / shift supervisors from ammonia process backgrounds and for engineers, technicians and managers who support ammonia plants projects […]
August 9, 2018

Small-scale green ammonia plants open up new storage possibilities for wind and solar power

thyssenkrupp has developed two green ammonia plants production concepts: a 50 mtpd plant based on 20 MW power input and 100% availability and a 300 mtpd […]
August 9, 2018

Acron to Increase Ammonia-4 Unit Capacity to 2,500 tpd

Acron Group, is launching a project at its Veliky Novgorod site to increase the capacity of the Ammonia-4 unit to 2,500 tonnes per day, or 21% […]
August 6, 2018

Deliverables List for Projects in fertilizer industry

Purpose of the Deliverables List for Projects is to define the basic level of documentation required for each phase of the project and to determine the […]
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