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April 29, 2020

Key Success Factors in Commissioning of Ammonia Plants

AmmoniaKnowHow.com 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

Ammonia storage tanks decommissioning and re-commissioning: 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 […]
January 15, 2020

Installing an effective organisational structure

The Challenge: Define and install an effective site organisational structure incorporating clarified roles and responsibilities and aligned business goals.   Our Solution Take the organisation from […]
January 15, 2020

Fertilizer Industrial Services Contribution to Process Safety in Ammonia Plants

Fertilizer Industrial Services team is working to improve safety and operability of ammonia plants. Using our extensive operation experience combined with commissioning of various ammonia plants […]
January 15, 2020

Training Program for Specific HSE Risks in Ammonia and Urea Plants for OMIFCO

From 7-10 October 2018, AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com did held a 4-Day Training Program Specific HSE Risks in Ammonia and Urea Plants at OMIFCO plant site in […]
January 15, 2020

Standard Harmonization: US Standards harmonized with European Standards

The Situation The Client requested Fertilizer Industrial Services to perform an international standard harmonization exercise that included updating references to US standards from their engineering procedures […]
January 15, 2020

Training for Specific Process Safety Risks in Ammonia and Urea Plants – A First of a Kind Milestone Event

From 19-21 June 2019, AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com for the first time did held an open 3-Day Training Program “Specific Process Safety Risks in Ammonia and Urea […]
January 15, 2020

Process Safety Management system gap analysis for fertilizer company

Fertilizer Industrial Services performed a Process Safety Management system Gap Analysis for this fertilizer company in Europe.   The Situation The client’s strategic vision had recently […]
January 15, 2020

Online Training for Ammonia Plant Operators and Engineers

Fertilizer Industrial Services is working to develop an online learning platform for ammonia plant engineers and operations in collaboration with Protomation from the Netherlands. Online training […]
January 15, 2020

Environmental Consultancy Services for Ministry of Environmental Protection

The Situation The Ministry of Environmental Protection was looking for an expert to advise and provide consultation for: Definition and classification of wastes and wastes stream […]
January 15, 2020

Driving improvement in asset integrity for fertilizer plants

Creating a blended team of process, maintenance and asset integrity to ensure asset performance improvement.   The Challenge The client was suffering a lack of visibility […]
January 15, 2020

Development of Engineering Practice for Ammonia Plant Equipment – Corrosion and Material Selection

The Challenge: Our client, a North American company, requested Fertilizer Industrial Services to develop a comprehensive guideline for engineering practice related to corrosion and selection of […]
January 15, 2020

Ammonia and Urea Plants Maintenance and Reliability Process Improvement

The Situation Our client was a fertilizer company manufacturing urea, ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, and NPK. Both the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and maintenance […]
January 15, 2020

Acting as Owner Representatives for Fertilizer Companies during Design and Commissioning

Creating a blended team of process, mechanical and process safety specialist to advise the client, a fertilizer manufacturer during the design phases of greenfield ammonia plant. […]
October 4, 2019

Australia: Two Ammonia Plants Powered by Green Hydrogen Planned for Queensland

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $2.9 million for two studies into using solar and wind-powered hydrogen for ammonia. Both projects are located in […]
August 29, 2019

Salalah Methanol Company and Methanol Institute to hold Methanol Applications for Sustainability Seminar in Oman

Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), with the support of the Methanol Institute (MI), will be hosting delegates from Oman and the region for the ‘Methanol Applications for […]
July 9, 2019

Specific Process Safety Risks in Ammonia and Urea Plants 19-21 June 2019 in Amsterdam – a Milestone Event

July 8, 2019

FIORDA Case Study – High Pressure Drop in Methanator Catalyst Bed due to CO2 Removal Solution Carry Over

  No: 15 Date 04/02/2019 Plant Code TQC Incident Code TQC-BSS-A Technology Ammonia Plant section Methanation Main Equipment Methanator Sub-Main Equipment Catalyst Operation phase (during the […]
June 3, 2019

Carbon Capture Ammonia Project Coming to Indiana

WABASH Valley Resources (WVR) has closed an investment from Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) for what is expected to be the US’ largest carbon capture […]
May 8, 2019

Yara has joined FIORDA as the Founder Member

We are pleased to announce that Yara has recently joined FIORDA as the founder member and key contributor to fertilizer industry process safety. FIORDA is the […]
May 8, 2019

AmmoniaKnowHow and Protomation announced a new partnership

Bracknell, United Kingdom – May 7, 2019 – AmmoniaKnowHow.com and Protomation, today announced a partnership of joint effort to strengthen their next generation business portfolio and capabilities. […]
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