Simulation for Safety
Published in World Fertilizer on 09.30.17

One of the larger producers of nitric acid for use in fertilizers in the US had to work through the design, procurement and construction of its new ammonia plant. There was also an immediate need to find skilled workers to operate the facility.

Advanced simulation technology was used before the plant was built and operational to train operators in startup and shutdown, as well as how to handle rare process excursions that they may have not seen with even 10 years of experience.

Todd Jaco explains how using an effective ammonia plant operator training system can greatly reduce startup time. Read more on page 101.