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09:00 - 17:30
Amine Experts training course

Hosted by Amine Experts

The training courses from Amine Experts are internationally renowned for the value addition to any job function that includes operating, modifying, servicing or managing an amine plant. This training course provides a thorough grounding in amine operational theory and field troubleshooting of amine systems in terms of corrosion, foaming and meeting treated product specification. The amine treating course has been presented more than 300 times worldwide with more than 8000 engineers and operators benefitting from attendance. A condensed version of the course, normally lasting a full week, is offered at the Nitrogen + Syngas 2019 Conference in Berlin for the direct benefit of attendees. 
 
Amine plants are frequently used to remove CO2 from gas streams prior to ammonia synthesis (in addition to many other applications). The course will be of immediate benefit to Plant Engineers, Operational Supervisors, Operators, Designers, Chemical Vendors and Facility Managers.  Attendees from operating companies are recommended to bring relevant unit information like simplified EFD’s and current and historic plant operating data. During the morning session the fundamentals of amine treating for CO2 removal from gas streams will be taught, while the afternoon session will focus on prevalent operational challenges and their solutions. The course will be presented in an interactive format that allows for discussion with presenters and other attendees.

Who will benefit from attending?
Plant Engineers
Operational Supervisors
Operators
Designers
Chemical Vendors
Facility Managers

For more information, click here.

*Separately bookable €350 + VAT for operators and €700 + VAT for all other delegates
**Please note simultaneous translation will not be provided for this training course, but if delegates wish to arrange their own translator, the translators will not be charged a delegate fee for the training course



09:00 - 12:30
UreaKnowHow.com Clinic: How to handle leaks in urea plants

Hosted by UreaKnowHow.com

In about 75% of the major safety hazards in a urea plant a leak can occur whereby corrosive ammonium carbonate and toxic ammonia will be released. This has already led to at least 36 casualties and 198 people injured. In nearly 90% of these incidents, the leak occurred suddenly, without any pre-warning. 

In such a case one enters into a challenging dilemma: Should one stop the plant immediately or is it possible to wait? Are all leaks the same? Or are some more critical than others? What are exactly the risks and how one can minimize the risks and avoid leaks? 

This Urea Clinic will discuss the various possible kind of leaks in a urea plant and its consequences and safety risks. It will also discuss prevention and mitigation measures. The Clinic will discuss several historical cases, which can be used as guidelines but sometimes also can bring up surprising and unexpected learning points…

By means of lectures and open round table discussions we target to reach a better understanding of the specific safety risks of the various kind of leaks leading and better decisions how to handle leaks in urea plants.

Agenda:
1. What are the Safety Hazards in Urea Plants?
2. What are the different kind of leaks?
3. What are the risks of a specific leak?
4. What are the prevention and mitigation measures?

*Separately bookable at a cost of €100 + VAT for operators and €450 + VAT for all other delegates

**Please note simultaneous translation will not be provided for this clinic, but if delegates wish to arrange their own translator, the translators will not be charged a delegate fee for the clinic



09:00 - 12:30
Ammonia and methanol operations training

Hosted by KPI - Kinetics Process Improvements

Every Ammonia/Methanol Plant Operator strives to maximize the profitability and reliability of their plant without compromising on safety. This workshop will provide practical insights and realistic strategies for the attendees to make better decisions in their plants.

Outline:

•  Ammonia/Methanol Process Technology Advances and their Applicability 

•  Key Considerations in Operation of Critical Equipment in Ammonia/Methanol Plants

•  Options for Maximizing Reforming Capacity  

•  Synchronizing Front End and Synloop to Maximize Ammonia/Methanol Production 

•  Selected Topics on Best Practices to improve Safety & Reliability in Ammonia/Methanol plants 

•  Corrosive Topics: Metallurgical Pitfalls 

*Separately bookable of €100 + VAT for operators and €450 + VAT for all other delegates
**Please note simultaneous translation will not be provided for this training course, but if delegates wish to arrange their own translator, the translators will not be charged a delegate fee for the training course



14:00 - 18:00
Technical showcases

Full agenda to be announced shortly

09:00 - 09:30
Gas market outlook

With natural gas being the primary feedstock cost for nitrogen and syngas producers, this outlook will look at supply, demand and pricing trends in the short to medium term. 

09:30 - 10:00
The outlook for nitrogen: A new era of investment and pricing

  • Recent nitrogen price developments and industry fundamentals.
  • China’s changing influence on the international nitrogen market.
  • The drivers and impacts of nitrogen capacity investment in locations with poor economics.
  • Key risks to the rerouting of urea trade flows in geopolitical uncertainties: Iran, India and China.
  • Nitrogen price differentials and the outlook for the ammonia, urea and nitrates markets


11:00 - 12:30
Future trends: The role of ammonia in the new energy economy

11:00 - 11:30
Catalyst deactivation in green Haber-Bosch process
Author:
Alireza Attari Moghaddam, Institute of Energy and Process System Engineering, TU-Braunschweig
Ulrike Krewer, Institute of Energy and Process System Engineering, TU-Braunschweig

11:30 - 12:00
Potential of ammonia as CO₂-free fuel for power generation
Author:
Yuki Ishimoto, The Institute of Applied Energy
Mototaka Kai, JGC Corporation
Yasushi Fujimura, JGC Corporation
Ko Sakata, The Institute of Applied Energy
Yuki Kudoh, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Naomi Kitagawa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

12:00 - 12:30
50 mtpd and 300 mtpd Ammonia plants based on renewable energy
Author:
Tobias Birwe, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

14:00 - 16:00
Technical innovations to enhance production economics

14:00 - 14:30
Implementation of advanced process control system
Author:
14:30 - 15:00
Added value of digitalisation in the fertilizer industry
Author:
15:00 - 15:30
Improving efficiency and reliability to cloud-based connected services
Author:
Michael Fjording, Haldor Topsoe

15:30 - 16:00
Evolution of the design of the Ammonia converter
Author:
Klaus Noelker, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Evgeni Gorval, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Klaus Pfudel, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

16:30 - 18:00
Commissioning case studies

16:30 - 17:00
Commissioning of KBR’s first KRES + Purifier Technology Ammonia plant at PAU
Author:
Annie Jing, KBR Technology
Sachin Agarwal, KBR Technology
Harsh Khanna, KBR Technology

17:00 - 17:30
Commissioning & start-up experiences if the Socar Carbamide project
Author:

17:30 - 18:00
Key learnings and guidelines: market exploration and commissioning of rental boiler for an Ammonium Nitrate Production Plant
Author:
Muhammad Umar Munir, Pakarab Fertilizers Limited

09:00 - 10:30
Stream A: New process, technology & process developments to increase production

NB: Stream A will primarily feature presentations relevant to ammonia, methanol and syngas production

09:00 - 09:30
Improvement to water gas shift process
Author:
John Brightling, Johnson Matthey

09:30 - 10:00
Increase profitability, reliability and safety of your operation: New catalyst developments from Clariant
Author:
10:00 - 10:30
Flexibility and operational experience of the Linde Ammonia Concept (LAC™)
Author:
Anton Jell, Linde Engineering

09:00 - 10:30
Stream B: Improving production economics for urea plants

Note, Stream B will primarily relate to urea, nitrates and finished fertlizer production

09:00 - 09:30
Efficiency and efficacy through simplicity in urea plants
Author:

09:30 - 10:00
How to enhance the profit of Urea Complex by a smooth Integration with the Euromel® Melamine Plant
Author:
Giuseppe Di Ruocco, Eurotecnica Contractors & Engineers

10:00 - 10:30
Raman spectroscopy: The innovative and reliable solution for on-line urea process control and analysis
Author:
Luca Rugnone, Casale Group

11:00 - 12:30
Stream A: New innovations in methanol production

Note, Stream A will primarily focus on ammonia, methanol and syngas production

11:00 - 11:30
SynCOR Methanol™: The new low-cost route to methanol production
Author:
Birgit Zamorski, Haldor Topsoe

11:30 - 12:00
Integrated process designs: Ammonia derivatives
Author:
John Pach, Johnson Matthey

12:00 - 12:30
AdwinCombined™: A striking innovation for the co-production of methanol and ammonia
Author:
Christopher Frank, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

11:00 - 12:30
Stream B: Increasing production and profitability of nitric acid and ammonium nitrate plants (I)

Note, Stream B will primarily focus on urea, nitrates and finished fertilizer production

11:00 - 11:30
NIIK’s experience in expanding nitric acid production through the construction of two single-pressure units
Author:
Rinat Anderzhanov, NIIK (R&D Institute of Urea)

11:30 - 12:00
Contaminants and their effect on catalytic gauze performance in nitric acid plants
Author:

12:00 - 12:30
Platinum Group Metals are your friends: Increasing productivity while reducing cost in nitric acid plants
Author:
Alan Heywood, Sabin Metal Corporation
Bodo Albrecht, Sabin Metal Corporation

14:00 - 15:30
Stream A: Effective emissions management and CO₂ removal

Note, Stream A will primarily focus on ammonia, methanol and syngas production

14:00 - 14:30
Overcoming problems with a pellet style SCR DeNOx unit in an SMR Furnace
Author:
Ken Wohlgeschaffen, Chevron Products Company

14:30 - 15:00
Challenges in the operation of OASE solvent systems
Author:
15:00 - 15:30
Low NOx retrofit project to meet new EU emissions directives and increase efficiency
Author:

14:00 - 15:30
Stream B: New developments in urea production

Note, stream B will primarily focus on urea, nitrates and finished fertilizer production

14:00 - 14:30
MicroMist™ Venturi Scrubber application at Koch Fertilizer
Author:
Elisa Puci, Stamicarbon

14:30 - 15:00
Modernization of the CO₂ centrifugal compressor in the urea production
Author:

15:00 - 15:30
Strategic material selection and proactive corrosion prevention in urea plants
Author:
Masashi Takahashi, Toyo Engineering Corporation
Sho Kubota, Toyo Engineering Corporation
Qingxin Tang, Toyo Engineering Corporation

16:00 - 18:00
Stream A: Ammonia operations

Note, stream A will primarily focus on ammonia, methanol and syngas production

16:00 - 16:30
Debottlenecking air compressors for increased production and profit
Author:
Eric Warren, Everest Sciences

16:30 - 17:00
Challenges of operating and Ammonia plant in Libya
Author:

17:00 - 17:30
Extending molecular sieve dryers service life in ammonia plants: Protecting the ammonia synthesis loop
Author:
S.Sajjad Hosseininia, Pardis Petrochemical Co.
Alireza Orooji, Pardis Petrochemical Co.
Reza Jafari, Pardis Petrochemical Co.

17:30 - 18:00
Poisoning of the pre-reformer catalyst

16:00 - 18:00
Stream B: Granulation and finishing developments

Note, stream B will primarily focus on urea, nitrates and finished fertilizer production

16:00 - 16:30
The operation of a high-temperature pan granulator in an AN/CAN fertilizer production plant: 35 years of lessons learned
Author:
Theodora Kouloura, New Karvali Fertilizers
Evaggelos Petkos, New Karvali Fertilizers

16:30 - 17:00
Innovations in Stamicarbon’s granulation design, from conventional fluid bed to multi-functional product diversification
Author:

17:00 - 17:30
The value of enhanced efficiency fertilizer to the end user
Author:
Chris Muehling, Koch Agronomic Services
Dan Kuttenkuler, Koch Agronomic Services

17:30 - 18:00
An investigation on the effect of capacity reduction procedure of the urea melt section during granule section flushing
Author:
M Mahdi Abadi, Kermanshah Petrochemical Industries
Behzad Hashemi, Kermanshah Petrochemical Industries

09:00 - 10:30
Stream A: Energy efficiency improvements

Note, stream A will primarily focus on ammonia, methanol and syngas production.

09:00 - 09:30
Improving the efficiency of three Ammonia-Urea complexes for IFFCO
Author:

09:30 - 10:00
Successful hand-over of PhosAgro Ammonia project in Russia: High energy efficiency ammonia process and winterization design for the arctic region
Author:
Tsukasa Otani, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering

10:00 - 10:30
Impact of convection coils performance on ammonia plant energy consumption
Author:

09:00 - 10:30
Stream B: Increasing production and profitability of Nitric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate plants (II)

Note, stream B will primarily focus on urea, nitrates and finished fertilizer production. 

09:00 - 09:30
Stamicarbon’s dual pressure nitric acid technology with high energy recovery
Author:
Paz Munoz, Stamicarbon

09:30 - 10:00
Increasing the capacity of ammonium nitrate plants
10:00 - 10:30
Presentation to be confirmed

11:00 - 13:00
Stream B: Operational case studies, incident analysis and safety

Note, stream B will primarily focus on urea, nitrates and finished fertilizer operations.

11:00 - 11:30
Fertilizer industry operational risks database
Author:
Dan Cojocaru, AmmoniaKnowHow.com

11:30 - 12:00
The AXO Welding and GPIC partnership: A benchmark in realising high safety standards and high on-stream figures
Mauro Orsini, Axo Welding

12:00 - 12:30
Practical solutions to challenges encountered and experience sharing for multiple dry gas seal failures
Author:

12:30 - 13:00
Case study: Emergency shutdown due to HP line rupture and subsequent leakage; lessons learned
Author:
Mohamed Mostafa Shams, Misr Fertilizers Production Co. (MOPCO)

11:00 - 13:00
Stream A: Reformer management strategies for increased reliability and productivity

Note, stream A will primarily focus on ammonia, methanol and syngas operations. 

11:00 - 11:30
Temperature fluctuations in down-fired reformer furnaces
Author:
Dan Barnett, BD Energy Systems
Joe Price, BD Energy Systems

11:30 - 12:00
Balancing production and reliability in a steam reformer
Author:
Dan Drabble, Quest Integrity

12:00 - 12:30
An innovative internal and external 360 degree reformer tube inspection technology
Author:
Jerry Adams, Reformer Services
Thomas Fortinberry, Reformer Services

12:30 - 13:00
Reduce stress and increase throughput of reformer tubes
Author:
Peter Richter, IKR Richter Technology

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