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Risk Register of a Urea Reactor: Learn also Why… instead of only What…

The Top 3 Recommendations for an existing 316L UG Reactor: 1. Install an active, vacuum based, leak detection system with a reliable and accurate ammonia detector. Vacuum because: • It detects the maximum liner area (also around clips and other failure modes like condensation corrosion, fatigue cracks, clogged groove etc.) • It can be applied in every design (also in case no grooves, one hole, clogged, etc.) • It avoids risks of liner bulging • It offers a solution also …

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Safety and HSE Training Programs for all ammonia and urea plants

Serious incidents continue to take place in the nitrogen fertilizer industry. AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com provide dedicated Safety and HSE Training Programs discussing the specific safety and HSE aspects in ammonia and urea plants. Numerous safety incidents, which occurred in the past in ammonia and urea plants, form the basis of these training programs. The Lessons Learned will be discussed targeting a higher safety standard in our industry. For more information click here for Safety and HSE Training Programs in Urea Plants and for Safety …

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Innovation Outlook: Renewable Ammonia

Jointly developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ammonia Energy Association (AEA), this report provides a detailed overview of renewable ammonia in contrast to conventional and fossil-based ammonia with carbon mitigation, and includes a review of the current technology status and outlook. Click here to download the report

An innovative Safety Solution for Overpressure Protection in the Urea Synthesis Section

The paper describes the step by step development and implementation of the Innovative Safety Solution for Overpressure Protection in the Urea Synthesis. The following benefits have been achieved: Increased safety & reliability, operating pressure closer to the set pressure of the synthesis safety valve leading to higher conversion figures in the reactor; for the design of new urea plants, the design pressure of the High Pressure equipment items can be reduced leading to lower investment and longer inspection intervals. Click …

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STAMICARBON equipment introduced in non-STAMICARBON CO2 stripping process

Stamicarbon delivered two high-pressure carbamate condensers and a high-pressure stripper for Weihua Group’s urea plant in Weinan, Shaanxi province in China in October 2020, marking the introduction of Stamicarbon equipment made from Safurex® for the non-Stamicarbon CO2 stripping process. According to the article published on the client’s website in December 2021, an expert group investigated the material and corrosion properties of Safurex®, along with the economic benefits it brings, such as reducing the amount of material and equipment weight, and …

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UreaKnowHow.com welcomes Boreal as our Sponsor

    Boreal Laser of Canada is a leading manufacturer and innovator of laser based gas detectors and analyzers. Working with many of the largest industrial users and best research organizations in the world, Boreal’s GasFinder technology has been proven in numerous safety, environmental and process control applications. Boreal products are robust, reliable and low maintenance and are often used in safety critical applications. With hundreds of installations in over 40 countries worldwide, Boreal Laser is recognized as the industry …

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UreaKnowHow.com welcomes EST Group as our Sponsor

    EST Group B.V., a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control, is dedicated to providing a complete range of testing, sealing and repair products and services for shell & tube heat exchangers, condensers, pipes, piping systems and pressure vessels. EST Group serves the power generation; petrochemical and refining; fine chemical and pharmaceutical; shipbuilding; oil and gas production; fertilizer; and engineering and construction industries worldwide. EST Group is a global manufacturer and designer of pipe and tube pressure testing and plugging …

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