Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec High-Pressure Vessels for the Fertiliser Industry

Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec, Austria, are specialists in the manufacture of pressure vessels for the fertilizer industry, particularly for ammonia and urea plants, and have been active on international markets with this product range for a number of years.

Urea synthesis equipment

High-corrosion-resistant material clad elements designed and manufactured by SBN for urea synthesis include:

  • Heat exchangers
  • Reactors
  • Columns

We also supply the necessary internals such as liquid divider systems, sieve trays, etc.

Equipment for ammonia plants

SBN also provide a wide range of equipment for ammonia plants, such as primary and secondary reformers, heat exchangers for various process stages and internals for NH3 synthesis converters, as well as heat exchangers for the high-pressure synthesis section.

Depending on the specific conditions, either monowall or multilayer construction can be used, with finished high-pressure vessels having unit weights of up to and in excess of 300t.

Materials used include all carbon steels or steel alloys such as:

  • Austenitic steels
  • Austenitic-ferric steels
  • Special alloys such as nickel-based materials
  • Titanium

Retubing, relining and revamping

In-situ repairs include:

  • Retubing of heat exchangers
  • Relining of lined parts of heat exchangers
  • Partial or total relining of reactors
  • Revamping of ammonia converters

Reliability and quality assurances

International certifications held by Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec include:

  • ASME
  • AD-Merkblätter
  • National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors’ "R" Stamp
  • China License

Comprehensive material knowledge and decades of human know-how in the design and production of sophisticated pressure vessels result in the optimum implementation of customers’ requirements, while focusing on the highest possible quality in design and finish. Delivery on schedule is, of course, guaranteed. To achieve this, SBN boasts state-of-the-art works facilities with a comprehensive machine and plant park, as well as an appropriately qualified, motivated and flexible workforce.

We always endeavour to exceed the expectations of our customers in planning, production and testing as well as delivery on schedule. Customer satisfaction is our prime concern.

Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec’s quality assurance system is certified in accordance with Austrian TÜV EN ISO 9001.

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SBN Updates its Range of Non-Destructive-Testing Techniques with Digital Direct Radiography

For manufacturing of high-pressure vessels, where welding is indisputably the most important manufacturing technique, testing of welding seams is the key for supplying the highest quality.

Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec GmbH

Hauptstrasse 2




+43 2630 319 4113 +43 2630 319 4119

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6th March 2019

For manufacturing of high-pressure vessels, where welding is indisputably the most important manufacturing technique, testing of welding seams is the key for supplying the highest quality.

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24th January 2019

SBN has designed and manufactured a High-Pressure Stripper for a customer in the Middle East for their urea plant.

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3rd November 2008

From 9 September 2008, SBN's company name changed from Schoeller-Bleckmann Nooter Apparatetechnik to Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec, thus heralding the completion of the formal change of ownership. For strategic reasons, the company’s former owner, the Nooter Corporation in St. Louis, MO., U

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3rd October 2003

Schoeller-Bleckmann Nooter delivers four HP-vessels for Iran via the riverport Linz, Austria. Ternitz, 26.09.2003. With the shipment of four HP-vessels for the synthesis of Ammonia and Urea to Iran via the river port Linz, Austria, SBN has successfully finished an important order wor

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Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec GmbH

Hauptstrasse 2




Mr Hermann Kernberger +43 2630 319 4113 +43 2630 319 4119

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