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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 […]
November 11, 2018

Roof air rising of an ammonia storage tank at Kermanshah Petrochemical Industries Co. (KPIC)

Authors: H.Akbari1, G.Khaneh zarin2, S.Gheasi3, M.Siahkamari4 1.inspection department of KPIC, h.akbari@kpic.ir, 2. Inspection department of KPIC, gh.khanehzarin@kpic.ir,3. Construction engineer of NDEC, S.Ghiasi@ndec.ir, 4. Construction engineer of […]
November 11, 2018

CF Industries Holdings And J. R. Simplot Satisfy Ammonia Demand

A partnership between a global fertilizer and chemical company and an Idaho-based agribusiness firm will soon help to meet the growing international demand for anhydrous ammonia. […]
November 8, 2018

What are the Safety Critical Elements?

Definitions Safety Critical Elements Safety Critical Elements (SCEs) are the equipment and systems that provide the basis of risk management associated with Major Accident Hazards (MAHs). […]
November 2, 2018

Optimize Preventive and Predictive Maintenance programs using FIORDA data

Good industry practice recommends verifying that the results from the reliability and maintenance program are analysed, to improve and optimize the program, including: Analysing and optimizing […]
November 2, 2018

New $2 billion methanol plant planned for Alberta, Canada

Calgary-based Nauticol Energy announced on Tuesday its intention to construct a $2 billion methanol manufacturing facility in Grande Prairie, in the heart of Montney drilling activity. […]
October 28, 2018

AmmoniaKnowHow presenting at Nitrogen + Syngas 2019: Fertilizer Industry Operational Risks Database

We are pleased to inform you that the abstract submitted by AmmoniaKnowHow.com for CRU Nitrogen + Syngas conference in Berlin in 4-7 March 2019 has been […]
October 27, 2018

Introducing Fertilizer Industry Operational Risks Database (FIORDA) Independent Technical Advisors team

Fertilizer Industry Operational Risks Database (FIORDA) is supported by the team of independent technical advisors for Ammonia, Urea, Reliability & Maintenance, Corrosion and Process Safety who […]
October 27, 2018

Interface and Communication risks during transition between Construction and Commissioning in fertilizer projects

The transition phase between Construction and Commissioning is one of the key stages of a project where risks associated with schedule slippage of safety incidents are […]
October 23, 2018

World’s First Successful Ammonia Synthesis using Renewable Hydrogen and Power

JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.com) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), under the auspices of the Cross Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program […]
October 23, 2018

Saudi Ma’aden hires Korea’s Daelim to build SAR3.35bn ammonia plant

State-run Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) plans to build a third ammonia plant in at a cost of about SAR3.35bn Saudi riyals ($893m), according to a […]
October 23, 2018

KBR Awarded Ammonia Synthesis Unit Contract in China

KBR, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Linggu Chemical Co. Ltd (Linggu) for an ammonia plant in Yixing City, Jiangsu Province in China. KBR […]
October 23, 2018

Hazard Identification, Risk Analysis, Prevention and Mitigation Barriers Assessment Workflow

October 23, 2018

Machinery and piping ergonomics to be considered during revamp and greenfield projects

AmmoniaKnowHow team often experience the effect of lack of operational and maintenance input during the design of a project. This is mostly visible when we arrive […]
October 13, 2018

Alarm management – Ammonia Plants Experience in Improving Alarm Systems with focus on Process and Human Factors

Operator Alarms should be the first line of defence in every plant but all too often are more of a nuisance than an aid to the operator. […]
October 11, 2018

AmmoniaKnowHow and UreaKnowHow deliver a 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 […]
October 5, 2018

Spare Parts Identification strategy for fertilizer plants

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 […]
October 3, 2018

Cronus Fertilizers agrees EPC contract with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions for Illinois fertilizer project

Cronus Fertilizers has executed a lump-sum turnkey contract with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (TKIS) for the engineering, procurement, and construction of its Tuscola, Illinois, fertilizer plant. The […]
October 3, 2018

Oman seeks to raise Sur plant capacity

Oman India Fertiliser Co (Omifco) decided to insert a third production stream in its plant in Sur, raising its capacity. The additional of the production stream […]
October 3, 2018

How to capture lessons learnt?

The capture of lessons learnt, and associated learning should be a continuous process throughout operation and internal project execution wherever practical. The earlier a lesson is […]
September 30, 2018

FIORDA Case Study – Corrosion Attack on Primary Reformer Tubes

Summary Incident FIORDA Database, No: 7 The report can be download from our Download section. More case studies are uploaded in FIORDA database. To become FIORDA […]
September 27, 2018

What are Creeping Changes?

Creeping change is the accumulation of small changes which often go unnoticed, which can add up to a significant change, but because they are gradual in […]
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 […]
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