In the crucial fertilizer industry, urea production emerges as a critical process, integral to global agricultural productivity. This synthesis, leveraging the ammonia and carbon dioxide (CO2) reaction under high-pressure conditions, unfolds through processes such as Snamprogetti, Stamicarbon, and Urea Casale, each representing leading methodologies in urea industrial production. The sequence initiates with the formation of ammonium carbamate from ammonia and CO2, followed by its dehydration to industrial urea, necessitating robust and reliable pumping systems for efficient operation.

Plunger Pump Requirements in Urea Production

Within the urea production framework, plunger pumps are indispensable, particularly as ammonia pumps and carbamate pumps, which represent the primary reciprocating pump applications. These pumps face significant technical challenges due to the aggressive nature of the fluids, alongside the high-pressure environment typical of urea synthesis processes. Ammonia pumps are tasked with delivering ammonia at pressures conducive to the synthesis reaction, and need to solve the challenges of pumping a non-lubricating liquified gas. Carbamate pumps handle the recirculation of ammonium carbamate, a key intermediate and are challenged by the crystallizing nature of the fluid and the high pumping temperatures. Both types of urea pumps must exhibit exceptional resistance to the corrosive effects of their respective fluids, maintain operational integrity under high pressures, and ensure precise flow control to optimize the reaction process.

Additionally, the urea production process necessitates the use of wash water pumps. These pumps are critical for the removal of residual carbamate from the urea solution, a step essential for achieving the desired purity of the final product. The selection of pumps for this application must consider the need for materials resistant to corrosion and the ability to operate efficiently in the washing and purification stages of urea production.

Peroni Pompe has a long history in this sector, having supplied the first commercial ammonia pumps to the world's inaugural commercial fertilizer plant in Montecatini, Italy, in 1952. This pioneering contribution underscores Peroni's longstanding expertise and commitment to the fertilizer industry.

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Customer: Iowa (USA) - Service: ammonia injection - Pump: PQO 190 - Capacity: 98 m3/h – Delivery Pressure: 162 bar

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Customer: Iowa (USA) - Service: carbamate injection - Pump: PQO 190 - Capacity: 78 m3/h – Delivery Pressure: 168 bar

Peroni Pompe's Solutions for the Urea Industry

Peroni Pompe's plunger pumps are engineered to address the rigorous demands of urea production. Their design ensures high-pressure capability, essential for the effective delivery of reactants and the recirculation of intermediates. Constructed from materials selected for their corrosion resistance, these pumps withstand the harsh chemical environment of urea synthesis, extending their operational lifespan and reducing maintenance requirements. The operational reliability and efficiency of Peroni pumps, coupled with their historical significance in the industry, make them a preferred choice for urea production facilities seeking dependable, high-quality pumping solutions.

Agrium - USA
Alexandria Fertilizer Co. - Egypt
Algeria Oman Fertiliser Co. - Algeria
Ammoni - Tatarstan, Russian Federation
Amonil - Romania
An Yang C.F.I.C. - China
Arcadian Trinidad - Trinidad & Tobago
Azomures - Romania
Azot Berezniki - Russia
Azot Kemerovo - Russia
Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corp. - India
Canadian Fertilizers - Canada
CF Industries - U.S.A.
Coffeyville Resouces Nitrogen Fertilizers - USA
Concern Stirol - Ukraine
Cytec - USA
Dangote Fertilizer - Nigeria
Doljchim - Romania
Egyptian Agrium - Egypt
Egyptian Fertilizer Co. - Egypt
FACT - India
Fatima Fertilizer Company - Pakistan
Fauji Fertilizer Company - Pakistan
FCI - India
Ferquimex - Mexico
Fertilizer & Chemicals Travancore - India
GAP Insaat - Turkmenistan
Grande Paroisse - France
Gujarat State Fertilizer & Chemicals (GSFC) - India
HFC - Egypt
HFCL - India
Hydro Agri Italia - Italy
Hydro Agri Sluiskil - Netherlands
IFFCO - India
IGE Company - Myanmar
Iowa Fertilizer Co. - USA
Jamuna Fertilizer Co. - Bangladesh
Kermanshah Petrochemical Industries Co. - Iran
Koch Fertilizer Canada - Canada
Nat. Chem. Fertilizer Co. - Saudi Arabia
Neyveli Lignite Co. - India
NFCL - India
NFL - India
Nitrogen Fertilizer Factory Jilin - China
OAO Cherepovetsky Azot - Russia
Pakarab Fertilizers - Pakistan
Pak Saudi Fertilizers - Pakistan
PCS Nitrogen - Trinidad
Pequiven - Venezuela
Petronas - Malaysia
Petrovietnam - Vietnam
Pindingshan Chem. Fert. - China
PT Pupuk Kaltim - Indonesia
PT Pupuk Kujang - Indonesia
Qatar Fertilizer Co. - Qatar
Quimigal Adubos - Portugal
Ruwais Fertilizer Industries - UAE
SAFCO - Saudi Arabia
Shaanxi Chem. Fert. - China
Sichuan Tianhua Co. - China
Simplot Canada - Canada
Sirte Oil Co. - Libya
Tata Chemicals - India
Ultrafertil - Brazil
ZA Pulawy - Poland


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