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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the safety features?

All unit containers are temperature controlled to maintain proper operating conditions, and containers that process hydrogen or ammonia have special safety features, including gas detectors and flame scanners.
Ammonia Safety:
In a rare emergency purging condition, the entire ammonia in the processing system is less than 16 kg or 7 gallons. In comparison, ammonia storage at a co-op is typically at or above 30,000 gallons. The amount of available ammonia to release is very small. In the remote worst-case scenario, the sudden release of ammonia gas in 30 s will result in a danger zone less than 50 meters (164ft.) in radius.
We are also developing a proprietary adsorption-based ammonia capturing system to ensure a safe operation. This technology is currently under the patent filing process.
Hydrogen Safety:
Hydrogen is the lightest molecule and is easily and properly vented. We utilize leak detection tools including color changing tapes and digitized detector. And, we follow design code such that electronics are explosion proof – no sparks.

What permitting is required?

On farmland, there are no permitting requirements that we know of for placing and operating IAMM units on-site.

How flexible is the system? Can it handle a renewable power source? Does it require 24/7 operation?

The unit is ideally operated 24/7, however we designed or units to be flexible for intermittent green energy sources. The IAMMs can operate between the 30% – 100% range with a ramp rate of at least 10%/min. The high ramp rate is 10X better than the best industry practice with large-scale production. This is achieved by the proprietary reactor design with advanced thermal management. This allows the reactor has a near-constant temperature profile within the operation range of 30 – 100%.

What is the energy required to run an IAMM unit?

Each IAMM unit configuration differs in their energy requirement. The IAMM Complete system, which includes an electrolyzer for hydrogen generation, requires 10,500 kWh of energy to create one metric ton of ammonia. The electrolyzer alone is roughly 85% of the total energy required, and therefore the IAMM Compact configuration has an energy consumption of 1,740 kWh/mt.
These values can be found on the system spec sheets downloadable from our Available Systems page.

What are the operational costs?

Operational costs include electricity, maintenance, insurance, and operational labor. Depending on the cost of electricity and applicable production tax credits, the OpEx could range between $200-800/ton.

Do you ship overseas?

Yes! AmmPower will also assist with installation, training, testing, and commissioning of the unit on-site. Please note that additional costs may be incurred for overseas transport.

Can the ammonia made by the IAMM be used for fertilizer? Can it be used for industrial applications?

The IAMM units produce high-purity anhydrous ammonia, ideal for the fertilizer industry.
The ammonia produced is also applicable for use in other industries, such as industrial refrigeration, water treatment, heat treatment, DeNOx, diesel exhaust mitigation, and chemical processing.
The use of ammonia for electronic and semiconductor industries requires very high-purity ammonia, up to 99.9995%. Our IAMM units can meet this requirement with slight modifications. If you are interested in the IAMM units for these applications, please indicate so in the request-a-quote form to learn more.

How much land can be fertilized with the anhydrous produced from one unit?

One IAMM unit can produce up to 4 metric tons of ammonia per day (4.4tpd). Therefore, AmmPower predicts that one unit can support approximately 11,000 acres per year, however this depends on the operation capacity and soil type.

What is the footprint of one unit?

The IAMM units vary in size depending on configuration. For specific measurements, please visit the Available Systems page and view the spec sheet for the desired unit type.
The units are modular and stackable, so the layout can be easily reconfigured to meet your site’s requirements. We do, however, recommend leaving 12-18ft. between containers to allow for construction equipment to move freely.

If I already have hydrogen and/or nitrogen, can I purchase just the ammonia reactor?

If you already have hydrogen, the IAMM Compact system may be just what you need! This system does not include the electrolyzer, but does include the PSA unit for nitrogen generation as well as the ammonia converter equipment. For the H2 system requirements, please view the spec sheet for the IAMM Compact unit.
If you have both hydrogen and nitrogen available on site, we may still be able to provide further specifications and a quote. When you request a quote, just select “Other” under unit type, and provide more details in the following section.

Do you offer smaller sizes than the 4mtpd IAMM units? Can I purchase the Demo Unit?

AmmPower’s Demo Unit can produce ammonia at a rate up to 50kg/d. The Demo Unit includes nitrogen generation but it does not create hydrogen. However, AmmPower is able to supply an electrolyzer along with the demo unit if needed.
The IAMM Units (4 mtpd capacity) and the Demo Unit (50kg/d) are the only two sizes we can offer at this time. If you are interested in pricing for the Demo Unit, please select “Other” when filling out the RFQ Form and specify details in the following section.