Ram Ditta Mall holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has spent the past twenty years working on various fertilizer plants from project stage to erection, commissioning and stabilization of fuel oil. He spent twelve years with Shell Gasification Ammonia Plant at NFL, Panipat, India in different capacities. He is currently Production Manager at National Fertilizers Ltd., Vijaipur, Guna (M.P.)-India, and is in charge of project operations.
Safety in multistream ammonia plants utilizing common utility services
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1988 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 136–138, April 1988
How to Cite
Mall, R. D. (1988), Safety in multistream ammonia plants utilizing common utility services. Plant/Oper. Prog., 7: 136–138. doi: 10.1002/prsb.720070212
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
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A multistream plant has a definite advantage of achieving an overall lesser downtime as compared to a single-stream plant based on Partial Oxidation because the outage of individual stream does not necessarily put the plant out of operation. But the safety considerations in the design, operation and maintenance of a multistream plant should be all the more elaborate and well defined. Usually the multistreams have common utility sources and a number of interconnections provided for the side streams. The present paper is a case study of an incident that occurred in the Ammonia Plant when the maintenance work was in progress in one stream and the other two were under operation.