Selecting Equipment and Materials of Construction for Fluid Fertilizer Plants
This paper discusses the selection of equipment and materials for construction of fluid fertilizer plants. With the growing popularity of fluid fertilizer production, many new manufacturers are seeking guidance on equipment selection. The paper emphasizes the importance of considering factors such as the type of liquid fertilizer, production rate, fertilizer season length, and equipment usage. Projection of production needs over 5 to 10 years is recommended to avoid selecting inadequate equipment. The authors recommend selecting pumps, pipes, storage tanks, and mix tanks based on the characteristics of the fertilizers and operational requirements. The paper also highlights the significance of proper support, ventilation, and maintenance practices for maximizing the lifespan of the equipment. Overall, the information presented aims to assist prospective fluid fertilizer plant owners in making informed decisions about equipment selection and construction materials.