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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. […]
May 6, 2019

Checklist to Determine the Level of Performance of Equipment Basic Care Program

Following the previous article Equipment Basic Care Program for Fertilizer Operating Facilities, a checklist similar to the table below should be used to determine and track the level of […]
May 6, 2019

Equipment Basic Care Program for Fertilizer Operating Facilities

Introduction Basic care refers to the housekeeping, cleaning, informal monitoring, preservation and ad-hoc simple maintenance of equipment and is typically carried out by operators but can […]
April 12, 2019

Australia: Tassie Shoal Methanol Project

The Tassie Shoal Methanol Project (“TSMP”) is two offshore methanol production plants that are designed to produce methanol from high CO2 feedstock gas. The locating of the plants on Tassie […]
April 3, 2019

UreaKnowHow.com presents FIORDA Urea Case Studies at IFS Technical Conference in June 2019 in Brussels

During the next 2019 IFS Technical Conference on 4 & 5 June 2019 in Brussels, UreaKnowHow.com will present “The principles and applications of a directory of […]
April 2, 2019

Application of Stainless Steel Tubes in Ammonia Plants

Corrosion problem is found in the section for CO2 removal. Where sour gas is removed by absorption in media-like aqueous aminé (DEA/MEA), sulfinol or potassium carbonate […]
April 2, 2019

FIORDA Case Study – Failure of Reformer Tubes at Ammonia Plant

  No: 14 Date 04/02/2019 Plant Code GDQ Incident Code GDQ-HHT-A Technology Ammonia Plant section Primary Reforming Main Equipment Primary Reformer Sub-Main Equipment Primary Reformer Catalyst […]
April 2, 2019

How to Extend the Life of Failure Waste Heat Boilers in Ammonia Plants

Tube failures of waste heat boilers in the synthesis loop of ammonia plants are a frequent failure have been reported often from several plants throughout the […]
March 26, 2019

Harnessing the Feeling: How to Sense and Combat Modern Dangers

Author: Angus Keddie Process Safety Matters We all know that drinking gallons of soda is bad for us. It’s been proven. Researchers at the University of […]
March 24, 2019

12 or More Fatalities after Ammonia Tank Explosion

Plant section: Ammonia Storage Equipment affected: Ammonia Spherical Storage Tank Operation Phase during Event: Maintenance / Testing the equipment (purging) Medium / Stream: Nitrogen (assumption based […]
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 […]
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