Advances in fertilizer cooling offer key to storage efficiencies

Advancements in fertilizer cooling technology are providing producers with an ever-more diverse and robust catalogue of storage solutions for their products before they are shipped to market.

0122 Fertilizer Focus coverThe cooling stage in the fertilizer production process represents one of the last opportunities to get it right, whether that’s optimizing operational efficiencies, ensuring a high-quality final product or improving safety measures. 

In recent decades, this has led to more mainstream adoption of moving bed heat exchangers (MBHEs) that use vertical plate technology to indirectly cool fertilizer due to their proven accuracy and consistency.

In the January/February 2022 issue of Fertilizer Focus, Jill Caskey, Global Sales Director at Solex Thermal Science, explores some of the different improvement opportunities producers are realizing at the storage stage as a result.

Included in the four-page feature:

  • Exploring the link between caking and storage/transport
  • Background on why caking occurs in the first place
  • What are the limitations with traditional cooling technologies?
  • How vertical plate heat exchangers can help debottleneck current production and improve storage practices
  • The role cooling has on improving plant safety.

Also included is the case study of Novomoskovskiy Azot (NAK Azot), a subsidiary of EuroChem Mineral and Chemical Company, and how it was able to leverage MBHEs with vertical plate technology in dealing with inadequate cooling capacities at its granulated urea plant in Novomoskovsk, Russia.

Learn more by downloading a pdf version of the full story in Fertilizer Focus magazine.

This entry was last updated on 2022-6-14

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