DEF Truck Loading Expansion

Lima, OH

A project completed for one of the top fertilizer producers in the world, the DEF Truck Loading Expansion allows jdi’s client to process and load diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at their nitrogen plant in Lima, Ohio. It was a challenge to develop the more sophisticated loading process, as it was new to our client. Truck drivers can control the innovative top-loading process, thereby eliminating the need for additional load operator personnel.

The new expansion includes four loading scales, a motor control center (MCC) building, and a one million gallon tank for urea. In addition, a prill dissolver was designed as a backup when the urea is not available to make the DEF.

The jdi group provided civil, structural, process mechanical, and controls engineering services on this project. The $7.4 million project was completed within one year, from start to finish.