Advanced Process ControlCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: General Measures for Ammonia Plants|
|Energy Savings Potential|
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
Average payback period varies between 6 months and 2.5 years (A2A Toolkit).
In an Australian plant, the payback time for the installation of APC software was less than 6 months. (Australian Government, 2009)
In a plant in Belgium that was already optimized, implementation of an APC saved an additionl € 400 000 per year, resulting in a payback time less than one year (Thyssenkrupp, unknowndate).
An APC that was implemented in a German plant and that has increased production by 2.5% had a payback time of less than 6 months (Honeywell, 2012).
Advanced Process Control Publications
This is a technical report prepared by UNEP in collaboraiton with UNIDO and Fertilizer Industry Association. It provides an overview of production processes employed in the production of fertizliers - including ammonia production - and associatiated environmental issues.