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March 15, 2019

The high price of Australian gas impacts Orica’s Kooragang Island ammonia plant

The long-term future of Orica’s Kooragang Island ammonia plant is uncertain with the high price of gas making the operation uncompetitive. Orica chief executive Alberto Calderon […]
March 15, 2019

Dangote, Chevron Sign Gas Supply Deal For New Fertilizer Plant In Lekki

Dangote Fertilizer Limited has entered into a long-term agreement with Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) for the delivery of Natural Gas from Chevron’s supply portfolio to the […]
March 15, 2019

Morocco’s OCP expands with new chemical plants in Africa

Morocco’s OCP Group, expects to reach a deal this year to build a Nigerian ammonia plant and to start production at a $3.7 billion chemical plant […]
March 3, 2019

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March 3, 2019

FIORDA Bulletin – March 2019

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March 3, 2019

Fertilizer Industry Safety Information Analysis and Sharing Program – FIORDA Presentation

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March 2, 2019

Ammonia capacity worldwide is set to grow with 20% over the next nine years

Global ammonia capacity is on the path to considerable growth over the next nine years from 233.85 million tpy in 2018 to 280.36 million tpy in […]
February 19, 2019

Leigh Creek Energy operations breakthrough unlocks large quantities of syngas

Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) has achieved the monumental feat of extracting commercial quantities of syngas at its former Leigh Creek coal mine site in South Australia […]
February 14, 2019

FIORDA Case Study: Weld Cracks on Ammonia Synloop Superheater

No: 12 Date 02/14/2019 Plant Code JXH Incident Code JXH-LCS-A Technology Ammonia Plant section Ammonia Synthesis Main Equipment SynGas Steam Superheater Sub-Main Equipment Heat-exchanger head cover […]
February 13, 2019

Evaluation of “Stress relaxation cracking” on cold outlet manifold system of the Steam Reformer

Author: Giovanni Luca Baratti Penetrant test performed by: Emanuele Sala In-situ metallography replicas performed by : Arnaldo Conte Site condition: Location: The Steam Reformer furnace (with […]
February 1, 2019

In Praise of Gut Feeling

Author: Angus Keddie Process Safety Matters The gut has a mind of its own, the “enteric nervous system”. Just like the larger brain in the head, researchers […]
February 1, 2019

Kemerovo Azot to increase ammonium nitrate production using OJSC GIAP technology

Kemerovo Azot (included in SBU Azot) began ammonium nitrate plant upgrading. General Design Contract for technical re-equipment project of both AC-72 units for prilled ammonium nitrate […]
February 1, 2019

India’s ammonia capacity expected to witness double digit growth

According to data and analytics company GlobalData, India’s ammonia plant capacity is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% from 15.6 […]
January 30, 2019

99 Questions to Ask during a Design Review Session (Part III of III)

The design review acts as a forum where questions can be answered, assumptions clarified, and advice sought. It is a useful mechanism whereby the project design […]
January 28, 2019

99 Questions to Ask during a Design Review Session (Part II of III)

The design review acts as a forum where questions can be answered, assumptions clarified, and advice sought. It is a useful mechanism whereby the project design […]
January 24, 2019

99 Questions to Ask during a Design Review Session (Part I of III)

The design review acts as a forum where questions can be answered, assumptions clarified, and advice sought. It is a useful mechanism whereby the project design […]
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 […]
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