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February 2021

Our latest feature in World Fertilizer Magazine, “A guide for mitigating damage mechanisms”, is available for download! This article discusses the Ammonia-Fertilizer Damage Mechanism and Mitigation Joint Industry Program (JIP), recently developed by BakerRisk to help ammonia and fertilizer companies work together to address and mitigate specific equipment damage mechanisms.

A Guide for Mitigating Damage Mechanisms

Authored by Jeff Baker, Dan Benac, and Dorothy Shaffer


This JIP leverages current industry recommended practices along with combined ammonia industry experience to help the participating companies maintain the integrity of their equipment while tailoring the methods to their experience and needs.

As a historically research-driven team, BakerRisk proactively works with industry to better understand and prevent hazards identified as a common challenge for companies. This process is highly effective when companies pool resources to collaboratively identify areas of interest for study, which is why BakerRisk has launched yet another joint cooperative. This JIP provides an avenue for industry leaders and specialists to work together in understanding common and unique safety challenges faced by ammonia-related processes. The first year of the JIP focuses on damage mechanisms related to ammonia equipment.

Failures of equipment in ammonia service are of great concern to the industry due to potentially high consequences in terms of injury, property damage, and business interruption. As part of the JIP initial round of research projects, mitigation practices will be presented that will help reduce the risk of ammonia equipment failures and increase equipment reliability with the intent of sharing results with JIP participants.

Participation in the Ammonia-Fertilizer JIP is open to all companies in the Ammonia and Fertilizer industries. Interested in joining? Contact us today! Stay tuned for more information on this JIP as details soon will be made available on our website.