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January 6, 2019

Key Engineering Activities & Deliverables specific for EPC projects

The key engineering activities and deliverables for EPC projects are listed in the table below. This list is subject to variation, however, based on good engineering […]
January 6, 2019

Ma’aden selects thyssenkrupp fertiliser production technology

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) will use the dual-pressure ammonia process developed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in the new “Phosphate 3” ammonia plant at its […]
December 23, 2018

Season’s Greetings From AmmoniaKnowHow

Season’s Greetings to all our members, sponsors, collaborators, projects partners and entire ammonia community. Each of you contributed to making a special meeting hub of the […]
December 14, 2018

Development of Commissioning System File for commissioning of ammonia and urea plants

One of the fundamental principles that underpins a successful commissioning effort is the degree of checking and counter-checking that is developed, documented and dutifully signed off […]
December 14, 2018

Trinidad methanol plant almost finished; start-up mid-2019

Construction of a new methanol plant in Trinidad and Tobago is in the final stages and could start up as early as mid-2019. The 1m tonne/year […]
December 14, 2018

Haifa Chemicals, Edeltech to build Negev ammonia plant

The Haifa Chemicals group and the Edeltech group today signed a memorandum of understanding for construction of an ammonia manufacturing plant on Haifa Chemicals’ site at […]
December 14, 2018

KBR commissions new ammonia plant in Indonesia

KBR, has announced that it has fully commissioned its first PurifierPlus ammonia process-based greenfield plant at PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU) in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The total […]
November 25, 2018

AmmoniaKnowHow to update the HAZID Guideline to cover Creeping Changes based on FIORDA data developed a Hazard Identification Study (HAZID) Guideline for operators in the fertilizer industry as part of the Operational Excellence Program. Based on our site observation […]
November 25, 2018

Process Safety Management for Fertilizer Plants

AmmoniaKnowHow and UreaKnowHow summarize their work in process safety and risk analysis for fertilizer industry in a single webpage for easy access to our members. The […]
November 25, 2018

SNC-Lavalin signs agreement with Perdaman for development of Urea plant in Western Australia

SNC-Lavalin announces that it has signed an agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd for the continued development of the two million ton per annum […]
November 25, 2018

Benefits of Developing Production Availability Models for Fertilizer Plants Operation

Introduction Production Availability is the ratio of production to planned production, or any other reference level over a specified period of time. It is a performance […]
November 18, 2018

Equipment Preservation Strategy – Examples of Ammonia Plant Equipment Damaged due to Compromised Preservation

Appropriate preservation maintenance helps verify that equipment operates as intended during commissioning and throughout subsequent operation, minimising any production delays due to equipment quality issues. It […]
November 18, 2018

Wesfarmers and Perdaman advance Australia methanol and urea plans for Burrup Peninsula

Two proposed petrochemical developments on the Burrup Peninsula — Wesfarmers’ methanol plant and Perdaman’s urea plant — have taken a step forward today with separate referrals […]
November 18, 2018

Study: Kalama methanol project would help fight climate change

A draft study of a proposed $2 billion methanol refining project in Kalama says the plant would drive down global greenhouse gas emissions by displacing coal-based […]
November 18, 2018

Fertilizer plants Operators and Engineers input during EPC and PMC projects (part I – FEED Phase – Process)

The Engineering workflow diagram presented below cover the Process deliverables development for the FEED phase of EPC and PMC projects until the Model Review and is […]
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,, 2. Inspection department of KPIC,,3. Construction engineer of NDEC,, 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 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 […]
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