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Fertilizer Handling System

Project Description

India today is the third largest producer of nitrogenous fertilizers in the world only behind China and USA. At present, there are 30 large size units in the country producing urea (as on date 29 are functioning) 21 units produce DAP and complex fertilizers, 5 units produce low analysis straight nitrogenous fertilizers. Besides, there are about 80 small and medium scale units in operation producing single super phosphate (SSP). The total installed capacity of fertilizer production, which was 119.60 LMT of nitrogen and 53.60 LMT of phosphate as on 31.03.2004, has marginally increased to 120.61 LMT of nitrogen and 56.59 LMT of phosphate as on 31.03.2011.

The history of the Indian fertilizer industry dates back to 1906, when the first fertilizer factory opened at Ranipet (Tamil Nadu). Since then, there have been major developments in terms of both the quantity and the types of fertilizers produced, the technologies used and the feedstocks employed. The fertilizer industry in India is in the core sector and second to steel in terms of investment.

India imports mainly urea, DAP and potassium chloride (MOP). The country has almost reached self-sufficiency in urea production.

Fertilizer consumption was less than 1 million tonnes before the mid-1960s. With the introduction of high-yielding variety (HYV) seeds, there was an acceleration in the growth of fertilizer consumption. It reached 12.73 million tonnes in 1991/92 as against 0.78 million tonnes in 1965/66. After the decontrol of P and K fertilizers, the growth in consumption slowed. The highest consumption was recorded in 1999/2000 (18.07 million tonnes of nutrients).

Zeus Engitech Private Limited has supplied different kinds of equipment for handling various kinds of fertilizers like Urea, DAP, MOP, and NPK. Belt conveyor, some of the main equipment supplied by ZEUS in many fertilizer plants in India are:

  • Belt Conveyor
  • High Angle Belt Conveyor (Steep Angle Belt Conveyor)
  • Polishing Screen
  • V-Plough Feeders
  • Bunker Feeding System
  • Bag Weighing System

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