aNH3 Equaply® Anhydrous Delivery System

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For more information about the aNH3 Equaply® applicator, please contact us at info@anh3.com or by phone at 217-224-5717.

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THE aNH3 EQUAPLY®
ANHYDROUS DELIVERY SYSTEM

SAVE ANHYDROUS AMMONIA $$$
DON'T SLOW DOWN BECAUSE OF A COLD TANK
DON'T RUN WITH A PLUGGED KNIFE

This Is 2012, Not 1960- Anhydrous Application Has Changed
(But not nurse tank valves, unfortunately)


 

 

"Please listen carefully as our options have recently changed. Press 1 for sales..."

This is no way to treat anybody, particularly a customer. Personal contact is the only acceptable way of answering a phone. We are a small company, somewhat understaffed. We realize our fielding of phone calls has been erratic. To correct this problem, we now have a call center with a real person at 217-224-5717. The center will log calls and direct them to the appropriate person. The call center will follow up to make sure that a proper response has occurred.

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Enter a truly new idea, --aNH3.Company's most important invention, the Liquimatic® ammonia vapor separator (U.S. Patent 7,096,802). This Liquimatic® separator obsoletes conventional heat exchangers, its prime advantage being elimination of the heat exchanger coolant stream which unbalances distribution.

If you apply high rates of anhydrous ammonia over thousands of acres, Equaply® systems are the only proven way to success. You save time and money with our efficient, reliable units. Custom applicators can run fast during cold weather and avoid customer complaints.

Anhydrous heat exchangers have a practical limit of about 25 gpm per exchanger. A Liquimatic® separator can handle rates in excess of 80 gpm. No existing heat exchanger can do that. Having said that, our system won't work for you unless you update your tank valves and hoses!

 

aNH3 Company has redefined its systems in relation to competitive products. Our Liquimatic® twin tower comes in two configurations, Standard, without pump, and Custom, with a centrifugal pump to boost liquid above tank pressure. The Standard is powered by tank pressure, having advantages over heat exchangers of 1- higher flow rates and 2- elimination of a coolant line. It comes with Hiniker or MicroTrak control, Hiniker flowmeter, and KZCO servo and off/on valves. For those wishing to upgrade older heat exchanger systems, the Standard is also offered as a basic twin tower on a platform so that your existing flowmeter and valves can be relocated on the platform.

Liquimatic® Custom is an integrated, tightly engineered system which normally operates under Trimble, Deere, or AgLeader GPS control. For users not having such control, we offer Hiniker or MicroTrak control as an option. We find it desirable to assume system responsibility for our Custom. Therefore, it is now only sold complete. Substitution of components from other anhydrous control systems voids our warranty.

 

 


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Anhydrous from the tank to the Liquimatic® separator is a mixture of liquid and gas. Assuming one psig of pressure loss in the line, the volume percent of gas is 45% (55% liquid). This mixture goes in the bottom of the separator tower and encounters a weir. The weir diverts gas upward while the liquid goes over the weir and down to the tower outlet. Gas collects in the head space of the tower, lowering the liquid level. A level sensor switch opens a solenoid valve on top of the tower, allowing gas to exit. As gas leaves, liquid rises, turning off the switch to the solenoid valve.

There is a small head pressure of liquid in the tower, assuring that liquid leaving the bottom of the tower is below saturation pressure and not boiling. Therefore, a flow meter after the tower sees pure liquid and reads correctly. Similarly, our Hypro centrifugal pump, fed by the tower, operates smoothly.

aNH3 Equaply® units are the ONLY anhydrous ammonia systems which can provide row equality with GPS based control systems. TO READ HOW THE EQUAPLY® WORKS, CLICK HERE

 

Equaply® systems have features which greatly improve GPS guided application. These include the use of a centrifugal pump to maintain rate in cold weather and our Gauge Panel which monitors individual row equality. With the Gauge Panel you can tell at a glance when a line is plugged. Anhydrous ammonia application does not need to slow down when the temperature is below freezing.

 

FOR ISSUES ABOUT VAPOR, INJECTION AND ORIFICES, CLICK HERE
 

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It is time to put to rest the controversy regarding what comes out of an anhydrous opener, vapor or liquid? It is a matter of scientific fact that anhydrous ammonia liquid at atmospheric pressure is at -28°F. When liquid anhydrous loses pressure going through an orifice, it immediately flashes into a mix of vapor and liquid. The percentage of vapor is dependent on the temperature in the nurse tank. THE ONLY WAY TO INJECT PURE LIQUID IS TO COOL THE NURSE TANK TO -28°F.

INSTALLATION

The aNH3 Equaply® system is unitized for easy installation on your toolbar. To install, you simply bolt assemblies on to your tool bar. All major piping has already been done. Hook up the hydraulic lines from your tractor to the pump motor. Hook up plastic hoses to the knives and their pressure gauges. Hook up the line to your nurse tank and you are ready to apply anhydrous.

ABOUT NURSE TANKS, CLICK HERE.

The Equaply® uses a pump to boost pressure and allows you to run full rate with cold anhydrous tanks. But it can't overcome inadequate piping and hose from the nurse tank. For maximum application rate you must upgrade to 1.5" hose and fittings, particularly the tank outlet valves.

 

EQUAPLY®PRICING

Equaply® systems are operating from Ohio to Idaho to Texas. Because of different configurations which are possible, pricing varies widely. Typically, prices range from $10,000 to $25,000. For more information about the aNH3 Equaply® applicator, please contact us at info@anh3.com or phone 217-224-5717

NE, TX, & the West:

Jerry Baysinger

JBI Enterprises

402-366-7533

 

ND, SD, & Canada

Travis Messer

Plains Grain & Agronomy

701-437-2929

 

KS, etc:

Ryan Hammes

Hammes Seed

785-336-2129

 

 
PLEASE READ ABOUT ANHYDROUS SAFETY

WE RECOMMEND FOLLOWING SAFE HANDLING PRACTICES AT ALL TIMES WHEN WORKING WITH NH3. PLEASE MAINTAIN RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE). SUCH ITEMS INCLUDE CHEMICAL GOGGLES, CHEMICAL GLOVES, A RESPIRATOR AND A SUFFICIENT QUANTITY OF WATER FOR WASHING EYES OR SKIN. IN THE EVENT OF A CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT WITH RELEASE OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF NH3, AN OPERATOR WOULD BE WELL ADVISED TO HAVE AN AIR MASK WITH A LARGE ENOUGH AIR TANK TO ALLOW HIM TO EXIT THE TRACTOR CAB.

Another safety consideration is to park your rig with the tractor upwind whenever possible.

Farmers applying anhydrous ammonia often fail to treat it with fear and respect. Anhydrous NH3 is a very dangerous material. Web sites which discuss safe handling of anhydrous ammonia include:

Material safety Data Sheets for anhydrous ammonia can be found at Fertilizer Works