Two ammonia plants revamped to improve urea production

Saskferco Products Inc. expanded its ammonia production by 490 metric tons/day, or 26%, in 1997. The tall towers in the front are the CO2 strippers, and the gray building to the left is the reformer (Fig. 1). Two ammonia plants, revamped in the past 2-3 years, illustrate two different routes to increased capacity in response to rising demand for ammonia products in North America and India. In 1997, Saskferco Products Inc. revamped its Belle Plaine, Sask., ammonia plant to meet increasing urea demand in North America (Fig. 1). Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) completed a revamp of its Thal, India, ammonia plant in September 1997. RCF expanded it...

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