Ammonia is a gas which is used in manufacturing of urea and complex fertilizers. Ammonia is produced using Natural gas as the main feedstock using steam reforming process. The other inputs required are Steam and Air. The technology for Hazira Complex has been supplied by Kellogg’s (now KBR) of USA. KRIBHCO’s ammonia plants have been revamped from 10.02 Lakh MTPA to increase to 12.47 Lakh MTPA. Carbon Dioxide is the by- product of ammonia plant which is used for Urea production in Urea plant.
During the Financial Year 2016-17, 13.87 lakh MT Ammonia was produced which corresponds to post revamp capacity utilization of 111.2%. This is highest ever annual ammonia production since inception. These are commendable achievements considering the fact that the plants have completed 30 years of commercial operation.
During FY 2016-17, KRIBHCO achieved a specific ammonia energy consumption of 8.125 Gcal/MT of Ammonia