During the AICHE Ammonia Safety 2019 Conference in San Francisco, UreaKnowHow.com moderated the Round Table discussion "We have a leak... Do we need to stop the plant ? Several cases were presented of leaks in High Pressure synthesis and ammonia pipelines and accessories. Step by step more information was provided by means of a risk assessment. After each step each of the some 200 participants had to decide: shall I stop the plant yes or no ?
The lively discussions did lead to valuable conclusions which kind of leaks introduce critical safety risks. And which actions to stop the leak are very dangerous. You can download the hand out of this Round Table discussion via the link below.
UreaKnowHow.com will organise its by more than 1000 participants attended 5-Day Urea Training Program again from 1-5 June 2020 in Amsterdam.
And directly following, we will organise the 3-Day Urea Masterclass from 8-10 June 2020 also in Amsterdam. The 3-Day Urea Masterclass is a unique follow up of the 5-Day Training Program and will apply in realistic cases the earlier lessons learned. It will take your urea knowledge to a deeper level by an active participation in intensive workshops. You will get minimum 5 Takeaways of each workshop to directly use in your plant.
If you join both programs you will receive 20% Discount. We also offer Group and Early Bird Discounts. So register now and assure your participation in these unique Training Programs! Click here for More Information and Registration Forms
Written by prominent scholars from industry, academia, and research institutions, the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substancesincluding their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed.
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In Amsterdam from 19-21 June 2019 for the first time an open 3-Day Safety Ammonia & Urea Training Program was organised by AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com: “Specific Process Safety Risks in Ammonia and Urea Plants”. More than twenty engineers participated from all around the world: Belgium, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Netherlands, UK, USA and Vietnam. It was a first of a kind milestone event in our industry as several process safety risks were shared and discussed amongst all participants, who origin from various licensors, contractors and producers. The result can only improve Safety and Performance of our industry! Click here to read the complete report and the video.
On June 4 & 5, 2019, IFS organised its yearly Technical Conference, this year in Brussels. The conference was well attended by some 50+ participants from all over the world. On the first day just after the first break, Mark Brouwer presented “THE PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF A DIRECTORY OF UREA SAFETY INCIDENTS, WITH CASE STUDIES”.
The presentation and related paper highlight six specific case studies to show how FIORDA, as a directory of urea safety incidents, can help a urea producer to realise higher safety standards and reliability figures:...
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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 urea safety incidents, with case studies".
In September 2018, AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com introduced FIORDA to the fertiliser industry. FIORDA is the Fertiliser Industry Operational Risks Database (www.fiorda.eu), a cloud based set of risk registers for ammonia and urea plants. FIORDA's mission is to improve safety and reliability performance of fertiliser plants by collecting and exchanging process safety data among the participating companies and acting as focal point for coordination and management of process safety data collection within the fertiliser industry.
UreaKnowHow.com has reached a new milestone of 6.000 Members this month. Together with our Chinese sister website UreaNet.cn our network includes 12.000 Members representing All Nitrogen Fertilizer Plants in the world in operation and under construction. This makes us the largest independent network in the Nitrogen fertilizer Industry and we are still growing. Special thanks goes to ...
On March 13, 2019 Urea-Know-How.com held a dedicated Training Program Specific Process Safety Hazards in Urea Plants at OCI Nitrogen in Geleen, the Netherlands. The Training Program started with an overview of major safety hazards in urea plants concluded from more than 115 serious incidents collected by UreaKnowHow.com. The other modules did focus on safety risks related to high pressure piping, accessories and valves including risks related putting clamps to stop leakages and leakages from high pressure flange connections. More than 60 participants joined the training ranging from operators to plant management and originating from both operations and maintenance. The content was dedicated to the design of the OCI urea plant leading to lively discussions and a truly valuable event. From 19-21 June 2019 a similar open Training Program for ammonia and urea plants is scheduled: Click here for more information
On March 1st, 2019 we celebrate 10 Years UreaKnowHow.com!
Find here our story how it began and how we developed into the largest network in the Nitrogen Fertiliser Industry with 12.000 Members representing all 500 urea plants worldwide. With our more than 30 Sponsors, being experts in their field, together we will improve Safety and Performance of our industry. Further our industry will need to face environmental challenges like improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. We are positive that innovative ideas will develop by a close co-operation between experts and we feel motivated and inspired to facilitate and support you all in realising your targets,
During the next ARGUS Middle East Fertilizer 2019 from 24-27 March 2019 in Muscat, Oman, UreaKnowHow.com will present "Advances in Urea Process and Product Technology". How to Enhance Performance?, How to improve Safety Standards? and How to improve Products Margins? are the key questions which will be answered in this presentation. It includes a medium / long term perspective like the influence of the Paris Accords and the potential influence of NFuel (using ammonia as fuel). Click here for the hand out of the presentation.
From 5-7 December 2018, FAI (Fertilizer Association of India) organised its yearly FAI Annual Seminar 2018 in New Delhi. More than 1400 participants attended this important event. UreaKnowHow.com presented “The Major Safety Hazards In Urea Plants”, which was very well received. Click here for the complete report.
From 7-10 October 2018, AmmoniaKnow-How.com and UreaKnowHow.com did hold a 4-Day Training Program Specific HSE Risks in Ammonia and Urea Plants at OMIFCO plant site in Sur, Oman. The Training Program started with a 2-day detailed course for the OMIFCO HSE employees. The second two days did consists of four half-day sessions, where all OMIFCO employees were invited. The content of each session were the summary and highlights of the Specific HSE Risks in Ammonia and Urea Plants. The evaluation showed that these four days were very much appreciated and many valuable and practical learning points were discussed how to reduce safety hazards in ammonia and urea plants.
From 16-20 September 2018, AICHE organised its yearly Ammonia Safety Conference, this year in Toronto. AmmoniaKnowHow.com and UreaKnowHow.com did contribute again to the conference with two presentations. The conference was well attended by some 325 participants from all over the world. On the first day just after the first break “The Lessons Learned from the First 100 Safety Hazards In Urea Plants” was presented based on a paper prepared by Prem Baboo of National Fertilizers Limited, Mark Brouwer and Jo Eijkenboom of UreaKnowHow.com B.V. and Majid Mohammadian of OCI N.V. During the Round Tables on Thursday Dan Cojocaru of AmmoniaKnowHow.com presented to the audience FIORDA: The Fertilizer Industry Operational Risk Database. Click here for the complete report
This training program examines the causes and prevention of ammonia and urea incidents. It categorises the key hazards which must be controlled and reviews in detail the most common hazards associated with ammonia and urea plants. The course draws upon the past industry accidents and incidents, as well as errors in design, sometimes only revealed in operation. You will gain an understanding of the key operation, maintenance and plant modification aspects which must be controlled to ensure safe operation of ammonia and urea plants. You will better understand the principles of inherent safety and their application to existing facilities. This practical course discusses numerous real-life examples that can help establish a safer, more efficient and more profitable plant. A Certificate of Completion will be part of this Training Program.
From 25-29 June 2018, UreaKnowHow.com did held again its 5-Day Training Program for Urea Engineers, Managers and Shift Supervisors in Amsterdam. Some 30 engineers participated from all around the world: Austria, China, England, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lybia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Vietnam and the USA... Click here to read more
UreaKnowHow.com now introduces the UreaKnowHow Revamp Guide with the target to guide your through the forest of possible revamp options promoted by the different licensors.
Which revamp option makes sense in my urea plant, what are the references and what are the pay back times?
The Revamp Guide distinguishes the various revamp targets such as Capacity Increase, Energy Reduction, Emission Reduction, On-stream Time Improvement, Product Quality Improvement and Safety Improvement. And also distinguishes between the various plant sections and equipment.
It explains the basic principles of a certain revamp tool and its typical realisation in realising the targets plus defines its major references.