Fertilizer plant was built in 1962 to produce Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) with 27% of Nitrogen (N). Annual capacity is 90,000 tonnes per year. Plant consists of two major units, Nitric Acid Plant and CAN Plant. Finished product (CAN) is sent to the silos to cool down. From silos, KAN is transferred to packing unit or directly for dispatch in bulk.
Nitric Acid is produced by catalytic oxidation of the Ammonia vapors on temperature around 830°C in the specially designed reactor. Produced nitric gases is cooled down and then washed by Demineralized water and poor Nitric acid. GIKIL‘s Nitric Acid plant produces 53% nitric Acid.
Produced Nitric Acid is used to produce Ammonium Nitrate by reaction with Ammonia in the reactor. Produced Ammonium Nitrate is concentrated to 95% and mixed with Filler, recycled and dried out in granulator. Produced granules is sorted based on the size, good fraction are sent to Silos and packed to be dispatched.
Simplified production process is shown below: