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CHM 141 - Urea Manufacturing Process Technology

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 141 18 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 141 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 141 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This 5 day course is designed to provide operation engineers, supervisors and operators in the fertilizer industry with an in-depth view of the urea production technologies.

The course will examine the status and the most recent urea production technologies. Looking further ahead, the course will review some potentially significant developments and concepts that may impact the manner in which urea is produced. Some of these manufacturing routes are being tested or employed at few plants around the world, but have yet to be fully developed into commercial processes.

The course will also provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and disseminate information through discussion of the various technical, economic, safety, and environmental issues. The knowledge gained will enable the participants to solve specific problems at his/her plant as well as improve its operation and enhance its profitability.

Course Objectives

  • Gaining and applying an in-depth knowledge on urea manufacturing
  • Updating participant’s knowledge with the latest trends in this fast pace technology
  • Recognizing the global overview and outlook of the nitrogen fertilizer industry 
  • Discussing the economics of the urea industry and employ ammonia production processes 
  • Implementing the latest strategies on urea production processes 
  • Explaining the environmental impact of the urea production 
  • Employing proven emission monitoring techniques and identify the major hazards in urea plants 

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Other technical staff working in the urea industry

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • A global overview and outlook of the nitrogen fertilizer industry 
  • Fertilizer materials and product types 
  • Physical and chemical properties of fertilizer & regulations  
  • Ammonia production
  • Steam reforming of natural gas

Day 2

  • Ammonia production: Nitrogen addition, Removal of H2O, CO & CO2 
  • Synthesis of Ammonia 
  • Urea process technologies
  • Urea plants installations 
  • Description of BAT production processes 
  • Process water sources, quantities, prilling, and granulation

Day 3

  • Feasible and available emission abatement techniques
  • Description of process water bat treatment systems 
  • Prill tower & granulator emissions 
  • Urea process technologies (storage & transfer equipment)
  • Ammonia, CO2 & Formaldehyde

Day 4

  • Urea uses & outlook
  • Urea & the environment (environmental data)
  • Typical inputs for BAT synthesis/prilling processes   
  • Typical inputs for BAT melt granulation process
  • Production outputs, emissions and waste

Day 5

  • Urea & the environment (environmental data) 
  • Environmental hazards associated with emissions & statutory emissions limit values (ELVs)
  • Environmental quality standards (EQSs)
  • Urea & the environment (emission monitoring)
  • Urea & the environment (major hazards)