KBR commissions its first PurifierPlus™ process at PAU

31 December 2018

KBR, Inc has announced that it has fully commissioned its first PurifierPlus™ ammonia process based greenfield plant at PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU) in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

PurifierPlus™ process

Source: KBR

KBR's new PurifierPlus™ ammonia process provides plant owners with the most energy efficient, low installed cost and the most reliable ammonia technology with enhanced environmental compliance.

The total installed cost of the PurifierPlus™ technology is typical 10-15% less than other technologies and it allows for a smaller plot plan footprint, achieving a 25-35% reduction compared to a conventional ammonia plant.

In addition to PurifierPlus™ technology, KBR is also providing its proprietary Ammonia InSite® digitalization technology, which maximizes operational performance and profitability of ammonia plants with five applications focused on production management, energy efficiency, maintenance, reliability, and environmental compliance.

PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU) has set up this 700,000 metric tons per annum (MTPA) capacity greenfield ammonia plant in Batui District, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The project represents a commitment to prioritize local manufacturing to convert the country's natural resources into industrial products, and support the development of the manufacturing sector in Eastern Indonesia.