KBR has secured a three-year contract for INSITE cloud-based monitoring and advisory services in support of Iowa Fertilizer Company’s plant at Wever, Iowa.
The company will actively monitor plant operations by incorporating deep domain expertise to diagnose operational problems, determine probable root causes and recommend corrective actions to prevent or mitigate events that could lead to unplanned shutdowns and unnecessary emissions, KBR said Monday.
“We are excited to be a part of IFCo’s commitment towards a sustainable and zero-carbon future and will do our part by providing continuous improvement of all key aspects of their fertilizer plant operations,” commented Jay Ibrahim, president of KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions.
KBR INSITE is a part of the company’s Digital Sustainability Suite. It is a cloud-based service used to remotely monitor plant process performance and the health of critical equipment through a combination of web-enabled visualization dashboards and advanced mathematical algorithms.
INSITE is designed to observe, track and analyze operational parameters and key performance indicators that impact the overall efficiency and productivity of Iowa Fertilizer’s plant.
“Through KBR INSITE service, our team of process experts will remotely monitor and evaluate the performance and health of critical equipment at IFCo’s ammonia plant. This proactive collaboration with KBR will ensure that IFCo can continue to operate its plant efficiently, reliably and safely through all phases of operations, including start-up, shutdown and steady-state operations,” added Ibrahim.
“The overall goal of INSITE is to extend the operating life of the IFCo plant in a sustainable and profitable way while remaining fully committed to maintaining safe and healthy operations,” concluded Ibrahaim.
KBR delivers science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 29,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. The company is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services and long-term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results.