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August 2017

Along with an insightful Keynote Article that considers Asia’s fertilizer market and a Special Report focusing on NA, AN and UAM, the July/August issue of World Fertilizer features technical articles on Nitric Acid Technology, Process Analysers, Turbomachinery, Clean Air Solutions and much more.

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Asia: A Global Outperformer
Asia will continue to lead in terms of both fertilizer production and consumption, Aurelia Britsch, BMI Research, Singapore, predicts.

Fortune Favours The Brave
Challenges abound as ammonia fertilizer compounds look to emerge from their commodity down cycle, Gordon Cope, World Fertilizer Correspondent, reports.

Simulations Make Savings
Keishi Sato, Toyo Engineering, Japan, demonstrates how process simulation technology contributes to savings throughout the entire lifecycle of urea plants.

Rise To The Challenge
Dr Tarek El Hawary, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany, details the safe startup of one of Egypt’s largest fertilizer complexes for Egyptian Nitrogen Products Co.

Breaking From Convention
Rameshwar Hiwale, Bernd Kandziora and Carrie Lalou, Linde Engineering North America, USA, introduce an ammonia concept that uses fewer processes to reduce costs in a volatile market.

The Old, The New And The Revamped
Dr Maxim Larin and Dr Jörg Weidenfeller, ARVOS GmbH | SCHMIDTSCHE SCHACK, Germany, discuss the necessary modifications for revamping nitric acid plants.

Under Pressure
I. Cerea, Casale SA, Switzerland, compares dual-pressure with mono-pressure nitric acid plants.

Plant Progression
Michael Groves, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany, discusses key nitric acid technological developments.

Designing To The Razor’s Edge
Doug Azwell and Evan Uchaker, MECS, Inc., USA, discuss the impacts of overdesigning plant emissions abatement systems.

Flaring Up
Kirsten Berg, Zeeco Inc., USA, outlines specific design considerations for flaring in ammonia and urea production.

Closer Inspection
Alexander Dyukov and Natalia Borisova, Krastsvetmet, Russia, along with Oleg Trifonov and Olha Simbirska, Technopromimpex, Ukraine, examine applied CFD simulation as an instrument to detect problems in NA plants.

A Clearer Picture
Thomas Fortinberry, AMETEK Land, UK, details fixed thermal imaging for steam methane reformers and how effective monitoring of process temperature data can provide better asset management.

Trusting The Senses
René Braun and Peter Maas, Bruker Optik GmbH, Germany, discuss the permanent monitoring of an ammonia storage facility using a remote sensing system.

A New Perspective
Rudi ter Harkel, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Switzerland, and Dr Christoph Jakiel, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Germany, examine a new concept for air compression within the ammonia production process.

Pump It Up
Frank Bungartz, Bungartz, Germany, considers the efficacy of using special horizontal centrifugal pumps in the fertilizer industry.

A Green Future For Fertilizer
Pietro de Michiell, Bedeschi, Italy, describes how eco-friendly fertilizer handling equipment is crucial to achieving sustainable shiploading operations.

Prime The Pump
Robert Mollath, P.E., Ebara International Corp., Cryodynamics Division, USA, outlines magnetically driven equipment for aggressive liquid environments at ammonia production and processing plants.

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