Crane Systems | by | Oct 19, 2017
A new chemical plant in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan produces urea, ammonium nitrate, and nitrogen fertilizer for industrial agriculture, as well as methanol as a raw material for the petrochemical industry. The crane technology for maintenance of the plant stems from STAHL CraneSystems. Methane is not only used as a fuel but is also an important raw material for the synthetic production of ammonia, which, in turn, is in most fertilizers.
To ensure smooth plant operation, 11 cranes, 6 electric wire rope hoists, and 30 manual chain hoists from STAHL CraneSystems are in use. The ammonia atmosphere and the risk of explosion in some areas of the factory (Ex Zone II C T4) were decisive factors during the design of the hoists and crane components. The equipment was coated with special, zinc paint. The cranes and hoists were implemented in an explosion-proof design for Zone 1. The equipment was assembled and installed on-site.
After a construction period of five years, OAO “Ammonium” announced the commissioning of the plant. A second expansion stage is already being planned.
To ensure smooth operation of the plant, there are a total of 11 cranes, 6 electric wire rope hoists and 30 manual chain hoists from STAHL CraneSystems in use.