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09:00 - 17:00
Training course: Process reviews and steam reformer furnace management

This highly practical training one-day training course delivered by BD Energy Systems is available to all delegates, but must be booked when you register. Participants will benefit from in-depth training on process reviews and on operation of the steam reformer furnace. A takeaway book will be provided to participants for future reference.  

Part one of the workshop will focus on process reviews and will cover:
• Ammonia History
• Plant Sections
• Sulfur Removal
• Reforming
• Shift Conversion
• Refrigeration
• Material Balances
• Required Information
• Stream Verification
• Plant Balance
• Use of Infrared Thermography
• Plant meters
• Reducing Pressure Drop
• Cooling Water
• Methanation
• Syngas Drying
• Ammonia Conversion
• CO2 Removal

Part two will focus on management of the steam reformer furnace, and will cover:
• Radiant Section Design and Applications
• Steam Reformer Applications
• Steam Reformer Arrangements
• Catalyst Tubes and Outlet System
• Steam Reformer Equipment Technologies
• Operation and Maintenance Controls and Safety Systems
• Typical Operating and Maintenance Issues
• Steam Reformer Retrofit Options
• Capacity Increase
• Energy and Efficiency Improvement
• Enhanced Reliability
• Inspection Best Practices
• Start-up
• Normal Operation and Emergency and Upset Conditions

09:00 - 10:30
Opening keynote session

09:00 - 09:20
Welcome remarks
Speaker to be confirmed, OMIFCO
09:20 - 10:00
What is the outlook for nitrogen in light of geopolitical and economic uncertainty?
- How do future nitrogen investments compare against regional geopolitical risks?
- What is driving nitrogen demand fundamentals and where will growth be centred? 
- How will traditional Arab Gulf exporters adapt to changing trade flows?
Laura Cross, Principal Analyst, Nitrogen, CRU

10:00 - 10:30
Exploring the opportunities for Methanol
Speaker to be confirmed

11:15 - 12:15
Optimising profitability via product diversification and complex integration

11:15 - 11:45
Integrated complexes for the production of ammonia, urea, nitric acid and solid fertilizers

11:45 - 12:15
AdwinCombined™, a striking innovation for the co-production of methanol and ammonia
Vaios Kitsos, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

13:45 - 14:45
Materials and equipment developments for urea plants

13:45 - 14:15
Safurex equipment supply
Roel Trijnes, Stamicarbon

14:15 - 14:45
Identifying problems and developing solutions in HP equipment
Filippo Colucci, Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec GmbH
Robert Bunzl, Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec GmbH

15:30 - 16:30
Ensuring environmentally sustainable production

15:30 - 16:00
An innovative solution for wastewater treatment in fertilizer complexes

16:00 - 16:30
Primary N₂O emission reduction in catalytic ammonia oxidation process: Results from testing new materials
Natalia Borisova, Krastvetmet

09:00 - 10:30
Maximising performance and reliability

09:00 - 09:30
State of the art steam reforming technology
Zied Ghazouani, Clariant
Prasanth Kumar, Clariant

09:30 - 10:00
Improvements to water gas shift process
Adnan Abdulkarim, Johnson Matthey

10:00 - 10:30
Single stream 6000 MTPD ammonia plant using KBR’s Purifier™ based technology

10:30 - 11:00
Lean Duplex SAF2304: A solution for heat exchanger tubings in ammonia condensers and coolers
Barinder Ghai, Sandvik Materials Technology

11:30 - 13:00
Optimising the performance of your reformer

11:30 - 12:00
Optimising down-fired SMR performance utilising improved tunnel design
Daniel Barnett, BD Energy Systems
Jeffrey Bolebrusch, Blasch Precision Ceramics

12:00 - 12:30
Maximise reforming capacity with integrated chilling
VK Arora, Kinetics Process Improvments (KPI)

12:30 - 13:00
Update on leading CATACEL SSR system applications
John Brightling, Johnson Matthey

14:00 - 15:30
Improving operational performance through enhanced process analysis and measurement

14:00 - 14:30
Steam reformer tube wall temperature measurement theory and technology
James Cross, AMETEK Land

14:30 - 15:00
Finite element analysis of double cone metal gasket in the ammonia reactor

15:00 - 15:30
Optimise syngas production via process analysis as a key process control enabling technology
Peter van Vuuren, SpectraSensors

16:30 - 17:30
Reformer management strategies

16:30 - 17:00
Damage of secondery reformer refractory

17:00 - 17:30
Reducing Stress, increase throughput of reformer tubes, catalyst handling, industrial and municipal cleaning, development of new technologies, facility management, water, environmental and green areas
Peter Richter, IKR Richter Technology