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ADNOC Sour Gas installs remelter facility at sulfur granulation station

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ADNOC Sour Gas has installed a sulfur remelter facility at its Shah sulfur granulation station, to maximise sulfur recovery otherwise lost during normal transportation operations.

Up to 2 tpd of sulfur are lost during the transportation of granulated sulfur from the granulators via conveyors, to stockpiles or trains for transportation to ADNOC’s sulfur export centre in Ruwais, UAE.

Previously, owing to sand and rock contaminants, the lost sulfur had to be disposed of offsite. With the commissioning of the sulfur remelter unit, ADNOC Sour Gas can recycle the sulfur and add it back into the daily production of granulated sulfur.

ADNOC Sour Gas produces around 3.5 million tpy of sulfur, a byproduct of sour gas processing, and accounts for 5% of total global production, making the UAE the world’s largest sulfur exporter. The Shah plant features four of the largest sulfur recovery units in the world.

The Shah sour gas field and associated processing facilities are operated by ADNOC Sour Gas, a joint venture between ADNOC and Occidental Petroleum.

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