AMMONIUM SULPHATE WORKSHOP: DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES [15.09.2014]
Ammonium sulphate workshop at the caprolactam facility JSC ShchekinoAzot is being actively modernized during recent years
Now the outdated equipment is being replaced. New high-powered centrifuges and drying unit are successfully operated. Big repairs are implemented with conveyor equipment, the conveyor pos. 40 has been replaced. This conveyor is directly used in the products loading. Also a new elevator has been installed.
Currently all the fertilizers manufactured are shipped in big bags and that reflects today’s market demand. Owing to usage of big bags, ammonium sulphate from Shchekino has fast become popular among Tula and Ryazan farmers as well as representatives of agro-industrial complexes in other Russian and overseas regions.
All of them highly appreciated convenience of packaging products in big bags with the weight of 800-1000 kg. As a result during the crisis period at the world market of mineral fertilizers ShchekinoAzot has been able to switch into domestic market trend.
However the workshop development does not stop here. In the long view up to 90% of ammonium sulphate from Shchekino should be manufactured in the form of large crystal. Now there are only two enterprises in the world which output large-crystalline ammonium sulphate. ‘Azot’ from Shchekino strains after that, carrying out experimental work on opportunity to manufacture large crystal at existing facility. It will bring the company additional profit.
There is developed the modernization program in the workshop composed in the view to October 2015. This year it is planned to reconstruct all solidification units.
While working on opportunities to apply state-of-the-art technologies at existing facility and capacities, ShchekinoAzot have approached to the indexes of the companies with world names. But comparing with ShchekinoAzot those companies specialize only at ammonium sulphate manufacturing.