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CHM 203 - Ammonia Plant Troubleshooting

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 203 29 August 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 203 24 October 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 203 19 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Ammonia is critical in the manufacturing of fertilizers, and is one of the largest-volume synthetic chemicals produced in the world. This training explores the evolution of ammonia production and describes the current manufacturing technologies.

This course is intended for operators / shift supervisors with ammonia process backgrounds and for engineers, technicians and managers who support ammonia plants projects and operation.

The ammonia technology is well represented with case studies and discussions. 

Course Objectives

  • Appreciate the reasons why plant operation goes wrong and apply those to your company’s situation,
  • Develop knowledge about specific topic areas related to major accidents in ammonia plants and how to reduce the related risks,
  • Create simple structures to identify risks, manage risk, highlight issues and take action,
  • Learn to identify and undertake some immediate improvement actions for different sections of ammonia plants,
  • Learn about the ways to minimise the impacts in case of process upsets and incidents – interactive case studies,
  • Develop a working knowledge of key techniques that can promote trouble-free operation and reduce operation cost,
  • Learn about the importance of process safety and the various approaches to process safety.

Who Should Attend?

  • a Plant Operators, Technicians and Superintendents
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Safety and Risk Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Project Enginee

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Ammonia industry history 
  • Introduction to ammonia production 
  • Ammonia process description
  • Ammonia process technology 

Day 2

  • Environmental, safety and healthy aspects in operation of Ammonia plants
  • Ammonia Plant: start-up and operation.
  • Some operation conditions considerations. 
  • Errors in performing standard procedures.

Day 3

  • Ammonia Synthesis for Fertilizer Production
  • Problem, failure and troubleshooting of Ammonia plant.
  • Commissioning after turnaround
  • Ammonia Stress Corrosion Cracking (NH3- SCC) in liquid Ammonia Storage Tanks

Day 4

  • Corrosion failure modes in CO2 removal systems
  • Corrosion failure modes in steam and condensate systems of Ammonia plants
  • Sections and equipment with most safety hazards in Ammonia plants

Day 5

  • Operational incidents and corrective actions in Ammonia plants
  • Operational incidents in Reforming section of Ammonia plants
  • Operational incidents in CO2 removal section of Ammonia plants
  • Operational incidents in Methanation section of Ammonia plants
  • Operational incidents in Synthesis section of Ammonia plants
  • Operational incidents in Ammonia Storage tanks.