Ammonia Reformer Operation and Optimisation webinar – 3 PM session
Steam reforming is the key process in the formation of syngas for ammonia and methanol production. The reforming section is normally the largest, most expensive and most energy intensive piece of equipment on these plants and efficient and reliable operation is key to the performance of the whole plant.
Any issues with primary reformer will translate in weeks of shut down and costly repairs, as some of us experience sometimes in our careers. This webinar is looking at lessons learned from a reformer incident case study and introduce some of the latest technologies for improving efficiency, increase quality of welding, monitor the reformer temperature, refractory repairs and gas leak remote monitoring solution.
Webinar moderator: Dan Cojocaru
Ammonia SME: Venkat Pattabathula
Venkat Pattabathula has more than 35 years of experience in nitrogen manufacturing industry in various parts of the world such as Asia, North America, and Australia. Extensive experience in process design and engineering of world scale ammonia/urea projects valued at more than US$ 600 million engineered by different process licensors and EPC companies.
A Technology Manager experienced in being responsible for economic evaluation and technology selection in plant upgrades and performance guarantees on all ammonia plant related projects. A track record of identifying and documenting Best Practices in ammonia production processes to achieve world class safety and reliability standards.
Venkat is a chartered professional engineer (CPE) of Engineers Australia and a registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and a life member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Venkat was elected to the AIChE Ammonia Safety Committee in 2005 and has been on the committee since then. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) magazine of AIChE.
Venkat has published >130 papers with a focus on NH3 process safety, plant incidents and technology developments. He has also a written a chapter titled “Ammonia” for Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology.