Ammonia Plant Revamp Options for More Efficient Operation - 4PM London

Sponsored by: Haldor Topsoe

Focused on:

  • Ammonia
  • Plant
  • Ammonia Revamps

Date: 28 September


Time: 4PM London / 11AM New York

Recent revamp scenarios implemented in existing facilities and the economics behind them

In the coming years a number of new large scale fertilizer facilities will come onstream. These plants will feature the most energy efficient process layouts available and will therefore have a competitive edge compared to existing facilities. The typical energy efficiency of a new plant is 6.8 GCal/t ammonia. At the same time there is abundant urea supply in the global market, which increases the pressure on producers globally.

One way to improve the economics of an existing plant is revamping it to achieve a more energy efficient process or, if feedstock permits, to increase production output from the same plant. Another option is a modification in process layout so that multiple end products can be produced in the same facility.

Depending on the plant layout and the local conditions there are a number of process revamp options available to plant owners with different levels of CAPEX requirements and payback times. Revamp options range from small modifications to major reconstructions. A selection of these will be discussed at the webinar with experiences from industrial units and studies carried out.

After this Webinar you will realize that ammonia producers have the luxury of being able to improve their profitability significantly introducing new process equipment and with attractive payback time.

This webinar will be run twice at the following times:
- 9AM London / 10AM Berlin
- 4PM London / 11AM New York
Please register for the time most relevant for you.

Presented by

Svend Erik Nielsen,

Proposal Manager

Svend Erik Nielsen is born in Denmark in 1958. Graduated as a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (Copenhagen) in 1985. Employed with Haldor Topsøe A/S since 1988.

Until 1995 in the Engineering Division, working on technical proposals and process studies for ammonia plants.

From 1996 to 2005, Ammonia Technology Supervisor in the Technology Division, being responsible for technology development and technical proposal work for ammonia plants.

Since 2005, Ammonia Proposal Manager in the Technology Division

Since 2012 Proposal Manager for Ammonia, MeOH, DME in the Chemical Business Unit

Since 2001, committee member of the AIChE Ammonia Safety Committee.

Key Learning Objectives

  • How to reduce overall plant energy consumption
  • How to boost production output in existing facilities
  • How steam balance can enable use of cheap alternative feedstock
  • Manufacturing more than one product from the same process unit


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