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09:00 - 17:00
BD Energy Systems 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

14:00 - 17:30
Urea training workshop

Hosted by Stamicarbon

Specifically designed for operators working in urea plants, (but open to all participants) this highly practical workshop will cover the following content areas:

Inspection and repair services (incl. a case study of the successful repair of a severely damaged scrubber due to undetected corrosion)
High-Pressure piping replacement and how Safurex can make a difference
Digital business in the fertilizer world
Revamp schemes

Attendees will receive a Stamicarbon certificate upon successful completion of the workshop. 

09:00 - 10:20
Opening keynote session

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome remarks
Sharanappa Gurappa Gedigeri, Managing Director, Oman India Fertilizer Company (OMIFCO)

09:10 - 09:50
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

09:50 - 10:20
Global nitrogen market project updates
Matthew Hodgkinson,, Analyst, CRU

11:00 - 12:00
Optimising profitability via product diversification and complex integration

11:00 - 11:30
Integrated complexes for the production of ammonia, urea, nitric acid and solid fertilizers
Elio Strepparola, Process Manager, Syngas Department, Casale SA

11:30 - 12:00
AdwinCombined™, a striking innovation for the co-production of methanol and ammonia
Vaios Kitsos, Deputy Head - Methanol & Hydrogen Sales Department, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

13:30 - 14:30
Materials and equipment developments for urea plants

13:30 - 14:00
Safurex equipment supply
Hans van den Tillaart, Senior Process Engineer, Stamicarbon

14:00 - 14:30
Identifying problems and developing solutions in HP equipment
Robert Bunzl, Manager Engineering, Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec GmbH

15:00 - 16:00
Ensuring environmentally sustainable production

15:00 - 15:30
An innovative solution for wastewater treatment in fertilizer complexes
Andrea Carotti, Water Treatment Systems - Technology Manager, Saipem

15:30 - 16:00
Primary N₂O emission reduction in catalytic ammonia oxidation process: Results from testing new materials
Elizbar Aliev, Head of Sales, Krastvetmet

16:00 - 17:00
Methanol technology updates

16:00 - 16:30
Update on leading CATACEL SSR system applications
Adnan Abdulkarim, Lead Commercial Manager, Johnson Matthey

16:30 - 17:00
IMC technology for large methanol plants: A breakthrough
Isabella Muscionico, Methanol Synthesis Technology Leader - Syngas Dept, Casale

09:00 - 11:00
Maximising performance and reliability

09:00 - 09:30
State of the art steam reforming technology
Prasanth Kumar, Team Leader Engineering Services MEA, BU Catalysts, Clariant
Zied Ghazouani, Head of Sales Region ME & North Africa, BU Catalysts, Clariant

09:30 - 10:00
Improvements to water gas shift process
John Brightling, Ammonia/Nitric Market Manager, Johnson Matthey

10:00 - 10:30
Single stream 6000 MTPD ammonia plant using KBR’s Purifier™ based technology
Girish Patel, Director Technology - Ammonia & Syngas, Technology Solutions, KBR

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

11:45 - 12:45
Optimising the performance of your reformer

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

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

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

14:00 - 14:30
Steam reformer tube wall temperature measurement theory and technology
James Cross, Middle East Regional Sales Manager, AMETEK Land

14:30 - 15:00
Optimise syngas production via process analysis as a key process control enabling technology
Anand Jeevakaruniyam, Solution Business Manager - Gas Analytics, Endress+Hauser Instruments International

15:30 - 16:30
Reformer management strategies

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

17:00 - 17:30
Reducing Stress, increase throughput of reformer tubes
Peter Richter, Managing Director, IKR Richter Technology