A survey is made of the development of ammonia plant designs over the last twenty years. Particular reference is made to those factors which the author considers to be especially important in ensuring a successful plant.
Suggestions are made as to how inexperienced operators may undertake their projects so as to increase the likelihood of building successful plants. The available low energy consumption schemes are examined and shown to have been carefully developed to take maximum advantage of the experience available from the whole period. As the 1980s progress, an exciting period is seen where these new, simpler, cheap, high efficiency flowsheets replace the designs that reached the peak of their development at the end of the 1970s.
F C Brown, Humphries and Glasgow Ltd, London, UK.
16 pages, 4 figures, 2 references.