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Sulphur Show Preview: A - M

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

AMETEK Process Instruments – Stand 21

AMETEK Process Instruments offers the industry’s most extensive line of online sulfur analysers. Its AMETEK® and Western Research® analysers are widely used in sulfur recovery and tail gas treatment facilities worldwide. They include:

  • Model 900 air demand analyser: Developed specifically to meet the requirements of the latest sulfur recovery processes, it measures up to five species simultaneously, including hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (S2O), carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon disulfide (CS2) and sulfur vapour (Sv).
  • Model 931 single gas analyser: A rugged single component photometric gas analyser designed for a variety of gas monitoring and process control applications. It utilises AMETEK’s proprietary high resolution UV technology that features no moving parts.
  • Model 930 H<2S vapour space analyser: This analyser measures H2S vapour in sulfur pits, which can pose a danger to plant operations. It utilises AMETEK’s proprietary high resolution UV technology and is field proven to reliably monitor both H2S and SO2.
  • Model 881-NSL (No sample line) sulfur pit analyser: This analyser also measures H2S in liquid sulfur pits but draws the vapour directly into the unit, eliminating the need for a heated sample line that can plug along with other anti clogging features.

BASF – Stand 49

BASF’s specialty oxidation catalysts are used to ensure high yield sulfuric acid production. They offer full systems designed for performance reliability, simulation of plant operations, converter catalyst bed sizing, highest conversion requirements, SO2 emission reduction and environmental protection maximisation.

Cs promoted sulfuric acid catalysts like BASF’s O4-115 are known to be active even at reaction temperatures below 400 °C. The development of BASF’s new high performance catalyst O4-116 is based on a combined approach of optimising the silica containing carrier and the chemical composition of the active compound with O4-115 as a starting point. The result is a drastically increased reactivity at temperatures of ? 400 °C. BASF O4-116 provides significant advantages to achieve higher capacity at unchanged conversion rate or higher conversion rate at the same capacity.

BASF also offers an extensive line of Claus catalysts including non-promoted and promoted activated alumina, titania catalysts and an alumina/titania composite catalyst, as well as active and inert bed supports.

Blasch Precision Ceramics – Stand 33

Blasch Precision Ceramics is an advanced refractories company specialising in the design and manufacture of close tolerance, complex net shapes and strives to take an engineering problem solving approach to improving refractory performance. 

Blasch is able to do this by utilising a proprietary injection molding process that allows for almost complete freedom of design, and yields components exhibiting exceptional thermal shock resistance and remarkable consistency, in terms of physical properties as well as dimensional tolerances. 

Blasch developed the precast one piece hexagonal and square head ferrule systems in response to requests from the field to address cracking in large tubesheets utilising the traditional round ferrule and castable approach. Blasch was able to design a system that utilised individual precast ferrules that are carefully sized to allow for repeated thermal cycling without the buildup of stresses that one would find in a monolithic castable or mortared ferrule system. 

The Blasch HexWallTM checkerwall was a result of repeated requests to develop a precast refractory checkerwall that was mechanically stable over the long run in a variety of sizes and in even the highest temperatures. The HexWall checkerwall consists or a series of hexagonally shaped blocks that lock together through the use of a series of tabs and slots to provide considerable mechanical advantage. 

With the success of the HexWall checkerwall, attention turned to actual impact on process output, and a version called the VectorWallTM was developed that could be configured to create an almost endless series of customised flow fields within reaction furnaces and thermal oxidisers.

Devco and River Consulting – Stand 43

Devco transforms liquid sulfur, a waste product in the oil and gas industry, into an optimal solid form that can be transported safely worldwide. This is accomplished by deploying the Devco II Forming System, which is the most economic, reliable, safe and easy to operate sulfur forming system in the world today. Devco’s capabilities, derived from over 30 years of experience and 25 plants, also include the design of sulfur conveying, storage, loading, blocking and remelting systems. With these capabilities, combined with sulfur recovery unit (SRU) design and sulfur degassing through industry alliances, Devco provides seamless project execution from SRU to sulfur loading that is unrivalled in the world.

Devco’s sister company River Consulting is a leading mid major A/E to global energy, food and industrial clients delivering multidiscipline engineering and project management solutions for capital projects and facility expansions. River’s experience spans over three decades and 55 countries including executing storage and materials handling projects for the sulfur, fertiliser and food industries. Together, Devco and River Consulting provide unique capabilities for the robust logistics needs of the long vital supply chain from liquid sulfur to sulfuric acid to fertilisers to grains to food that is vital to sustain the world’s seven billion.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions – Stand 30

MECS, Inc. (MECS), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, is part of DuPont Sustainable Solutions, a consulting and technology services business that helps organisations address complex business and market realities through integrated offerings. MECS is a world leader in the design of new sulfuric acid plants and revamps of existing sulfuric acid plants. In addition, MECS provides proprietary equipment and replacement products for the sulfuric acid industry: catalysts, acid coolers, acid piping systems, tanks and towers, and ZeCor corrosion resistant alloys. MECS is also a well known supplier of OCAP and MonPlex plate heat exchangers, Brink® mist eliminators and DynaWave scrubbers in sulfuric acid and other industries. At Sulphur 2013, MECS will be highlighting technology solutions available to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations, as well as efficient and reliable acid plant operator training.

Enersul Limited Partnership – Stands 35 & 36

Enersul Limited Partnership, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is one of the sulfur industry’s leading choices for producing premium formed sulfur product. Enersul has an established reputation as a leader in the sulfur processing industry, with the expertise and management capabilities to undertake operating contracts as well as project management and supply for all phases of formed sulphur handling projects. 

Please join them in celebrating 35 years of innovative GX Granulation which produces the highest quality formed sulfur product.

Enersul offers a full range of equipment and integrated services to the sulfur industry that include sulfur forming technologies (GX and WetPrill), formed and liquid sulfur storage and loadout, sulfur block pouring and block reclamation, H2S degassing (HySpec), and liquid sulfur cooling. Enersul provides comprehensive engineering services including FEED, design and fabrication. From equipment supply to operation of sulfur forming and handling facilities, Enersul is committed to providing its customers with safe, efficient and reliable service.

Fives Pillard – Stand 45

Fives Pillard is part of Fives, an industrial engineering group born 200 years ago which supplies process equipment, production lines and turnkey plants for the world’s largest industrial companies in various sectors. In 2012, Fives achieved sales of € 1.5 billion and employed more than 6500 people in 30 countries.

Fives Pillard is a world leading supplier of combustion equipment and control systems for the oil and gas, minerals and energy industries. With over 90 years’ experience in combustion and more specifically 40 years’ experience in sulfur recovery unit (SRU) applications and using the most modern tools for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation, Fives Pillard provides reliable solutions adapted to the customers’ specific needs.

In 2012, with the acquisition of CBL Combustions Systems in India, Fives Pillard extended the company’s global coverage. Fives Combustion Systems, the new name of CBL, is a specialist in the design and supply of combustion equipment, the majority of which is supplied to the oil and gas industry, burners for industrial boilers and conventional power generating plants.

Foster Wheeler – Stand 1

Foster Wheeler’s sulfur recovery technology is used to treat gas streams containing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to reduce sulfur content of fuel products and recover a saleable sulfur byproduct. The technology includes a sulfur recovery section based on the Claus process, an amine based tail gas treating section, incinerator, and a proprietary acid gas burner design. Foster Wheeler also offers amine treating, regeneration and sour water stripping.

The sulfur recovery technology incorporates over 40 years of design and operating experience and offers cost effective designs with enhanced operability features. Included in the proprietary technology is an acid gas burner that is capable of destroying ammonia up to 25 mol% in the sulfur recovery unit (SRU) feed, and providing low level oxygen enrichment up to 28 mol%. The units can be configured to deliver overall sulfur recovery efficiencies ranging from 96% - 99.99%.

The company's units are designed to meet the requirements of individual projects such as acid gas compositions, utilities and client preferences. The proprietary equipment design is continuously evaluated for improved safety, reliability and maintainability. These features result in a sulfur unit with a high onstream factor with reduced maintenance costs.

FRIATEC AG – Division Rheinhütte Pumpen – Stand 27

FRIATEC AG, Division Rheinhütte Pumpen, Wiesbaden, Germany, offers the chemical, petrochemical, fertiliser and related industries a full range of vertical and horizontal pumps in a wide range of materials: metal, plastic and technical ceramics.

Where the design, construction and manufacture of pumps for the safe and efficient pumping of the most varied kinds of media is concerned, the Division Rheinhütte Pumpen is considered a stand out specialist in the market. In keeping with its motto ‘The right solution. For any fluid’, the company supplies chemically resistant centrifugal pumps and axial flow circulation pumps to handle molten sulfur, sulfuric acid and phosphoric acids.

RCE: Specialist for aggressive media

The horizontal chemical centrifugal pump RCE has proven itself for pumping chemically aggressive, hot and contaminated media. This strong pump delivers inorganic or organic as well as aggressive fluids easily up to 450 °C, with or without solid components, for normal and heavy duty operation.

Haldor Topsøe – Stand 28

Haldor Topsøe are dedicated to heterogeneous catalysis. The company has developed and strengthened its position as a leading market player within catalysts and technologies in the fields of oil refining, production of fertilisers and chemicals, and gas cleaning.

Topsøe’s catalysts and technologies for sulfuric acid production, sulfur removal and flue gas desulfurisation provide energy efficient and reliable solutions, higher production rates and lower emissions:

VK catalysts for sulfuric acid production

Using a wide and growing catalyst portfolio, Topsoe tailor catalyst solutions to fit the needs of its clients. The most recent addition to the portfolio, the VK-701LEAP5TM, allows for emissions lower than previously believed possible with a catalyst only solution.

WSA technology for cleaning sulfur containing gases

WSA plants clean gases containing H2S, SO2 and other sulfur compounds in more than 120 plants worldwide in a wide range of applications. The WSA technology also regenerates spent sulfuric acid.

SNOXTM technology for cleaning flue gases from combustion of high sulfur fuels.

No limestone, no gypsum, no waste water, few moving parts, no large volumes of circulating liquids, just commercial quality concentrated sulfuric acid product and a significantly reduced CO2 footprint.

A fundamental understanding of catalyst behaviour enables Topsoe to continuously develop new and improved products and meeting the needs of our clients.

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