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November 2016

The November issue of World Fertilizer includes a regional report examining the outlook for the Chinese nitrogen industry, as well as a Special Report on the Global Potash Market.

Technical features cover Heat Exchangers, Fans, Blending, Energy Optimisation, Urea Technology, Compressors, Clean Air, Corrosion and Safety.

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All Roads Lead To China
Alexandre Andrey, BMI Research, UK, examines the outlook for the Chinese nitrogen industry and its place in the global nitrogen market.

Leading The Way
Akihiko Tamakoshi, Toyo Engineering Corp., Japan, explains the company’s recent developments in urea technology.

A Licence To Operate
Stephan Buss and Peter Jens Hoffmann, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany, outline the company’s portfolio of technologies and licences.

Evergreen Technology
Alberto Serrafero, Saipem S.p.A, Italy, details the company’s latest developments in urea technology for use in the fertilizer industry.

Enhancing The Elements
Rafael Garcia, Shell Thiogro Technologies, Canada, and Dr Harald Franzrahe, Uhde Fertilizer Technology, the Netherlands, discuss the fluid bed granulation of sulfur-enhanced urea in the production of a balanced nutrition granule.

Saving The Energy
Leon Postma, Stamicarbon BV, the Netherlands, explains the company’s new urea process for improving energy efficiency.

A Balancing Act
Kate Wilcock, ICIS, UK, details the potential of a brief pardon for the global potash market with the second half of 2016 seeing price improvements but 2017 and beyond may be far from balanced.

Two Sides Of The Same Coin
Frank Wiebe, Atlas Copco Gas and Process, Germany, takes a closer look at integral gear technology and explains the benefits it offers.

Cutting Costs, Enhancing Efficiencies
Jens Hetzer and Dr Jörg Weidenfeller, ARVOS GROUP GmbH | SCHMIDTSCHE SCHACK, Germany, provide insight into different options for high-pressure heat exchange systems in ammonia production processes.

A Perfect Fit
Valter Plasgård, Tranter, Sweden, considers which plate heat exchangers are most appropriate for different positions in ammonia plants.

A Game Changer
Igor Makarenko, Solex Thermal Science Inc., Canada, details how NAK Azot overcame poor product cooling practices and achieved world-class granulated calcium ammonium nitrate through employing indirect contact cooling.

Pedal To The Metal
Chuck Young, Tricor Metals, USA, elaborates on the processes and metallurgy of reactive metals in fertilizer production.

Corrosion Control
Egoitz Lopategi and Raquel Rodriguez, Tubacex Group, Spain, outline corrosion as more than just a chemical composition at fertilizer plants.

Relieving Pressure
Orha Karagöz and Dr Stefan Rüsenberg, Rembe, Germany, provide insight into pressure relief using rupture discs and their combination with safety valves.

Taking Control
Christopher Ristevski and Rosanna Kronfli, Macrotek Inc., Canada, detail innovative solutions for ammonia and urea removal in fertilizer plants.

A Spring Clean
Edward K. Fowler, Kimre Inc., USA, outlines the advances made in gas cleaning technology in response to the latest environmental regulations.

Working With Tropical Conditions
Mark Gilbreath, Devco, USA, outlines the construction of a dry sulfur handling facility on a small tropical site.

A Helping Hand
Pietro de Michieli, Bedeschi Spa, Italy, details recent installations that have been helping fertilizer handling across the world.

Handling Hurdles
James Luther, Nectar Group, UK, outlines certain fertilizer shipping and handling challenges at developing ports.

A Win-Win For Fertilizer Processing
Nate Reznechek, GSI, USA, outlines how the company’s InterSystems brand’s high-capacity dry fertilizer handling equipment is helping enhance capacity, speed and blend quality.

Precise Blending
Gustaaf Zeeman, EMT Blending, Bagging and Transport Equipment, the Netherlands, details the company’s global operations, including working with Yara in Thailand.

The Right Kind Of Chemistry
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Optimising Fan Operation
Sergio Di Vincenzo, Boldrocchi, Italy, explains how switchover time calculations are essential when determining a reliable reformer fan design.

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