The next workshop will be held on 15-16 October 2013 in Rotterdam.
Ammonia is explosive and needs to be refrigerated at -33ºC to be stored and transported safely. LPG tankers/vessels are used for its transportation and costs are usually higher than thansporting for other fertilizers. Logistics is an essential factor in the international trade of ammonia, as availability, costs and safety issues associated with ammonia vessels can have a major impact on the returns for producers or the prices ultimately paid by consumers. Ammonia safety is a priority issue for the industry, beyond commercial and legal issues.
The ICIS ammonia handling and shipping safety workshop provides you with the information needed for ensuring safe shipping and handling of anhydrous ammonia at terminals.
To view scheduled times for this course and to book a place, please visit our fertilizer course calendar.
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Benefits to you and your company:
This workshop will help you gain the insights you need to ensure safe shipping and handling of ammonia. It will provide an opportunity to network with companies from different countries to share general guidelines, establish recommendations on safety checklists related to loading and discharging operations and discuss common issues addressing crucial safety and security aspects.
By the end of the course, you will learn about:
You will put into practice some of the learning, working in groups with the help of the workshop leaders and addressing some basic questions/exercises. You will also have the opportunity to interact with your colleagues from different companies and functions, helping you to build network of industry contacts.
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
Chairperson’s opening remarks
Ammonia seaborne trade - Current status and Outlook
Product Stewardship and Ammonia Transport Safety
Vessel Chartering, Availability & Supply Chain Safety
Safety Design Features of Ammonia storage and terminal loading facilities
The new ECDIS/ IMO rules for the design and construction of a gas carrier – safety implications
Panel: Q&A with speakers of the morning sessions
Inspection and vetting of ammonia vessels – International rules and recommendations
Product Transfer Operations and Emergency Response – Incident route cause analysis and lessons learned
Ship/Shore communication and crew/terminal operators training
Safety procedures and best practices for handling of ammonia storage tanks and terminal
Interactive workshop session
Close of the day 1
Introduction to OCI operations and Overview of safety management of the Rotterdam ammonia terminal
Visit to Rotterdam ammonia terminal – Jetty, loading arm, tank and safety control room
REFRESHMENTS – return to hotel
Risk Management at terminals
Q&A with speakers and open discussion on a number of case studies
Close of the workshop & lunch
Antonella has been researching and analysing the fertiliser industry for the last 20 years, and now works for ICIS as Product Director Fertilizers.read more