Stamicarbon Webinars 2020

We believe our technology can help the world to feed itself and improve the quality of life. A sustainable future with enough for everyone. Stamicarbon is committed to innovation and technology development and is determined to be a part of the solution in creating a sustainable future. We feel it's important to keep our customers and partners up-to-date on the latest developments in fertilizer technology. That is why we've decided to bring our knowledge to you by a free webinar series. Are you curious to learn more about our sustainable fertilizer technology? We invite you to sign up for one of our free webinars here below.

List of webinars:

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  • Date and time

    • Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 10:00 AM (GMT+1)
    • Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 5:00 PM (GMT+1)

    Subject
    Safurex

    Speakers
    Alex Scheerder and Ghai Barinder

    Description
    Sandvik and Stamicarbon discuss best practices in fighting corrosion, safety improvements and long block-in periods.

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  • Date and time

    • Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 09:00 AM (GMT+1)
    • Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 03:30 PM (GMT+1)

    Subject
    Nitric Acid

    Speakers
    Paz Munoz and Leon Postma

    Description

    Building on its long history in ANNA industry, Stamicarbon is introducing its  dual and mono nitric acid process characterized by high energy recovery. This is achieved by a proper selection of the heat exchanger position downstream the ammonia burner. The main feature of the process distinguishing from the conventional production of nitric acid is the achieved high tail gas temperature, up to 480°C. This is accomplished by locating the last tail gas heater closer to the Pt/Rh gauzes in the ammonia burner vessel where higher process temperatures are encountered.

    This favors the decomposition of N2O in a tertiary abatement reactor, provides higher power generation by the expansion turbine and allows an extra heat recovery step before releasing the tail gas to atmosphere.  All these advantages are ultimately translated into higher steam export  as compared to the conventional commercially available nitric acid technologies.

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  • Date and time

    • Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 09:00 AM (GMT+1)
    • Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

    Subject
    ULE

    Speakers
    Mark Wagemans and Rahul Patil

    Description

    Ultra-Low Energy technology, which was also presented in Stamicarbon symposium 2012 as 5XX design, is successfully implemented in two grass-root plants in China) in 2017 and 2018 for a similar 2334 MTPD urea plant capacity. The start-ups of these plants are scheduled in Nov. 2020 and March 2021 respectively. This paper highlights the experiences related to the design of the Ultra-Low Energy plant along with an emphasis on the special pool reactor design with dual bundle (steam and carbamate). The Ultra-Low Energy technology for a melt plant with prilled product results in the steam consumption (23 bara, 330 ºC) ≤ 558 kgsteam/tonproduct compare to traditional Urea 2000plus® process ≤ 868 kgsteam/tonproduct.

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  • Date and time

    • Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 09:00 AM (GMT+1)
    • Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

    Subject
    Safurex

    Speakers
    Alex Scheerder and Joey Dobree

    Description

    Safurex® duplex stainless steel is the standard material of construction for the critical high pressure equipment in Stamicarbon urea plants. The standard grade (INFINITY) has proven its excellent corrosion resistance for more than 20 years. Stamicarbon strives to continuously improve its technology portfolio resulted in the introduction of two specialty grades of Safurex®: STAR and DEGREE.

    The Safurex® STAR grade is especially developed for high temperature applications such as the heat exchanger tubes in the high pressure Stripper. Safurex® STAR has improved corrosion resistance at temperatures up to the temperatures which prevail in thermal stripping plants.

    Safurex® STAR is the standard material grade for HP Strippers in Stamicarbon CO2  stripping plants, but it is now also available for HP Strippers in non-Stamicarbon plants, such as thermal stripping urea plants.

    This webinar demonstrates the excellence performance of Safurex® STAR under thermal stripping process conditions.

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  • Date and time

    • Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 09:00 AM (GMT+1)
    • Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

    Subject
    Revamping

    Speakers
    Ron Pustjens

    Description

    There are different drivers for revamping an urea plant, each with their own stakeholders and limitations. The limitations are usually dictated by the ammonia plant and utilities (macro scale) as the order of magnitude of the investment and the impact on the capacity increase of a chemical complex is higher compared to the urea plant. When a revamp in an urea plant is required, the most optimal result can be achieved when a long-term planning is included in the plan of approach. By thinking ahead the planning can be made as such that the revamp design can be executed stepwise fitting in the company’s investment plant and aligned with the long- and short term company vision.

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  • Date and time

    • Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 09:00 AM (GMT+1)
    • Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

    Subject
    MMV & Jet venturi

    Speakers
    Branislav Manic and Elisa Puci

    Description

    Worldwide, fine particulate emission regulations are becoming increasingly strict. In response to this, Stamicarbon and EnviroCare International have co-developed the MicroMist™ Venturi Scrubber, a multi-stage gas scrubber for granulators, and Jet Venturi scrubber for prilling towers. These innovative, high-performance scrubbers do not only remove coarse urea particles, but especially submicron urea dust at extremely high efficiencies.

    Based on the initial real-plant experiences with MicroMist™ Venturi Scrubbers and plant tests conducted with Jet Venturi Scrubber it is possible to conclude that Stamicarbon’s innovative emission technologies can allow plant owners to exceed the requirements of the most stringent environmental regulations, ensuring sustainable plant operations for the next decades. These scrubbing technologies can also be used for revamping existing granulation scrubbers and prilling plants to the latest environmental standards for urea dust and ammonia.

    This webinar analyzes the operational aspects of the first on-stream MicroMist™ Venturi Scrubbers. The modifications and improvements applied during start-up compared to the design are cautiously evaluated. Possible future improvements in relation to lay-out and internals of the scrubbing system are explored. Moreover, conducted pilot tests and conceptual design development for the Jet Venturi Scrubber are disclosed.

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Speakers

Below you can find all the speakers that will present in our webinars and their bio information.

Alex Scheerder

Alex Scheerder

Mr. Alex Scheerder holds a Master’s in Science degree in Applied Physics from the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

He started his professional career in 1986 as a Research Associate at the NDT (Non Destructive Testing) Department of DSM Research in the Netherlands, involved in research and development of NDT- inspection techniques for (petro)-chemical installations (static equipment) at DSM.

From 1992 Mr. Scheerder headed the NDT Department of DSM Engineering-Stamicarbon, responsible for non-destructive inspections in all chemical process installations of DSM and Stamicarbon Urea Plants worldwide.

In 2001 he joined Stamicarbon as a Mechanical Lead Engineer within the Services Department and later on within the Urea Technology Department, responsible for the mechanical expertise field of the Stamicarbon Urea process. He worked on the development and successful introduction of the Safurex® duplex stainless steel in Stamicarbon urea plants. In 2007 he became head of the Mechanical Engineering & Inspection Department, delivering services with respect to design and engineering of urea equipment (PDP packages), in-service corrosion inspections and QA/QC during manufacturing of critical HP urea equipment.  In 2014 Mr. Scheerder became the Inspections & Materials Engineering Head of Department within Stamicarbon and worked on further developments on the Safurex® material such as Safurex STAR and DEGREE. Since mid of 2019 Mr. Scheerder holds the position of Principal Engineer within Stamicarbon.

Ghai Barinder

Ghai Barinder

Barinder J S Ghai is the Regional Technical Marketing, EMEA at Sandvik Materials Technology based at Birmingham UK. The regional technical marketing manager position is focused on maintaining, developing the technical marketing organization within a region to extend the technical and application knowledge on a regional and global level. The position is a link between R&D, Marketing, Sales, Supply and technical experts at customers.

Sandvik Materials Technology is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding environments, as well as products and systems for industrial heating.

Barinder holds a degree in Production Engineering and post-graduation in Sales & Marketing. Before joining Sandvik, Barinder had varied experience in industry including project execution, maintenance, customer service and sales with reputed MNC’s.

Barinder is also Steering committee member with IRPC, NACE Europe, Duplex world and Stainless Steel Global Conference.

Paz Munoz

Paz Munoz

Paz Muñoz obtained a MSc. in Chemical Engineering in 2007 from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and a PDEng. (Professional Doctorate in Engineering) in Process Design in 2011 from the Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands).

She started her career in 2008 in AIMPLAs (Spanish Technological Institute of Plastics) where she focused on investigations aiming to improve extrusion processes and products. Between 2011 and 2014 she worked for Sitech Services/OCI Nitrogen as process engineer in the ammonia plants located at the Chemelot site in The Netherlands.

In 2014, she joined Stamicarbon and became part of the nitric acid team. Currently, she is one of the process engineers in charge of the development of nitric acid production technologies.

Leon Postma

Leon Postma

Mr. Leon Postma finalized his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering in Heerlen, The Netherlands.
After working for DSM R&D for 7 years in the field of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis he joined Stamicarbon in 2004. For the following 8 years he has executed several urea grass root and revamp projects as well as various commissioning jobs.
Since 3 years Mr. Postma joined the Research and Development department and is since then active in the field of urea melt and finishing, ammonium nitrate and nitric acid.

Joey Dobree

Joey Dobree

Mr. Dobrée has a Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Groningen and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at the Hanze University, the Netherlands. After graduation Mr. Dobrée started working as process engineer for Stamicarbon in 2007, the Licensing and IP Group Center of Maire Tecnimont. Having worked as Licensing Manager for 7 years, Mr. Dobrée now holds the position of Product Portfolio Manager. Within this position Mr. Dobrée is commercially responsible for product management and incremental innovation of all business lines, as well the account management of Safurex® fostering improvements and new developments within its application.

In his work Mr. Dobrée has special attention to drive plant digitization and the development of sustainable production of urea and nitrate fertilizers in order to contribute to more sustainable footprint of the fertilizer industry in order provide resilience to the industry and answer challenging questions in relation to the environmental footprint of urea and nitrate fertilizers.

Mark Wagemans

Mark Wagemans

Mr. Mark Wagemans finalized his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in Heerlen, The Netherlands. He joined Stamicarbon in 2005, active in the field of urea melt and finishing where he gained experience with grass root as well as revamp projects.

Since 2014 his focus is on equipment supply projects. Mr. Wagemans is involved as lead Mechanical Engineer in the Ultra-low energy urea melt plants technology projects.

Rahul Patil

Rahul Patil

Mr. Patil has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. After his graduation Mr. Patil pursued a Professional doctorate in Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands in Process and Product Design group. After his studies, Mr. Patil started working as a Process Control Engineer for Stamicarbon in 2011, the Licensing and IP Group Center of Maire Tecnimont.

Momentarily, Mr. Patil holds the role as a Process Engineer. Within this position Mr. Patil is responsible for the design of grass-root urea melt technology projects, and his current focus is on the Ultra-low energy urea melt plants technology projects as the Lead Process engineer.

In addition to his regular activities, Mr. Patil is also involved with the innovation projects driven by the Maire Tecnimont Innovation Center. Within these projects Mr. Patil contributes in evaluating and implementation of the new process technologies for the urea plants.

Ron Pustjens

Ron Pustjens

Mr. Pustjens has a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the Zuyd University, Heerlen, The Netherlands. After his graduation Mr. Pustjens pursued a master in Chemical Engineering & Chemistry from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After his studies, Mr. Pustjens started working as a Process Engineer for Cofely Water Solutions in 2009.

Since 2013 Mr. Pustjens works for Stamicarbon and holds the role as a Process Engineer. Within this position Mr. Pustjens is responsible for: 

  • Conceptual process design of urea plants
  • Executing feasibility and optimization studies for urea and urea related chemical plants.
  • Process modeling
  • Commissioning and consulting activities for the optimization of urea plants
Branislav Manic

Branislav Manic

Mr. Manic received his Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Belgrade in 2006 and Professional Doctorate degree in Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2010.

From 2007 to 2008 he was working in process operations at rubber goods manufacturer Tigar (Serbia).  In 2011 he started at SABIC Europe in The Netherlands as a Process Engineer, where he was working on improving production processes of polypropylene and low density polyethylene.

Branislav joined Stamicarbon in 2014 as Urea Process Engineer focused on developing finishing technologies and related design packages.

Elisa Puci

Elisa Puci

Mrs. Elisa Puci received a MSc in Chemical Engineering in 2007 at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy. 

After her graduation she started as a Process Engineer for thermo-electrical power plants at Maire Tecnimont in Italy.

In 2011 she joined Stamicarbon in the Technology department as Urea Process Engineer. In her role she is responsible for preparing process design packages for melt and granulation plants. She is member of the finishing team to further professionalize and develop the finishing technologies within the Stamicarbon technology scope.