Urea Plants

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Explosion risks in Urea Plants

This training course will discuss the explosion risks in any urea plant. How to read and configure explosion diagrams. In which plant section explosion risks are present and what measures one can take to prevent and mitigate explosions. We will guide you through the process to illustrate where and why explosion risks exist and discuss upset conditions and incidents where … Read More

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Introduction to Urea process technologies

This training course will discuss the various types of urea process technologies both for the urea melt plant as well as for the various finishing process technologies. Further, it will elaborate on the history, and current processes, including trends and challenges like Green and Blue ammonia and Carbon Farming.

Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams in Urea Plants

Understanding thermodynamics and phase diagrams are vital to understand why a urea plant is designed as it is and why it reacts on disturbances as it does. This course will support managers, engineers, (shift) supervisors and operators to optimize the operating conditions leading to higher safety and reliability and better performance figures of any kind of urea plant.

How to Improve the Urea Product Quality?

This training course will discuss the various forms of solid urea products and its challenges. It is will discuss the fundamentals of caking and how to prevent and mitigate caking effects. Further it will elaborate in detail the cooling process in a prilling tower and during storage and transportation. How the moisture content in the final urea products (prills and … Read More

Best Practices for High-pressure Valves in Urea Plants

This training course will discuss the challenges high pressure valves face and its consequences for the choice of materials of construction. What are the typical features of high pressure control and manual valves and its best practices in design, installation, operation and maintenance. Further several troubleshooting and safety incident cases will be discussed in detail.

How to improve the conversion in the urea reactor

This training course will discuss the operating and control philosophy of the high pressure urea reactor in any urea plant. How to determine the reactor conversion, what can be the causes  for a low reactor conversion and what measures one can take to improve the reactor conversion.

How to improve the stripper efficiency?

This training course will discuss the operating and control philosophy of the high-pressure CO2 and NH3 stripper in urea plants. How to identify a low stripper efficiency in a high-pressure CO2 and NH3 stripper and what can be the causes  for a low stripper efficiency and what measures one can take to improve the stripper efficiency.

Introduction to Urea Plant Operational Aspects

This training course will discuss the operating and control philosophy of Stamicarbon and Snamprogetti urea plants. Of each plant section the  key performance control indicators, key analysis for process control, the key parameters for corrosion control and the key parameters for avoid explosion risks will be discussed in detail.