Reactor refurbishment extends life of a vintage urea plant

A recent replacement of PT Pupuk Kujang's urea reactor at its plant in Cikampek, Indonesia, has increased the reactor's efficiency, reliability, and safety, extending the reactor life by at least 20 years.The project scope included new high-efficiency reactor trays and optimization of operating conditions, which increased the reactor's efficiency. It also included a new stainless steel lining that better resists erosion and corrosion and can be easily repaired.The plant solved timing and transportation problems associated with the 23-year-old urea reactor and titanium internal lining by replacing it with another reactor with stainless steel lining. This cost considerably less ...

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