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IPCO celebrates milestone

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

IPCO is celebrating 40 years’ continuous production of its Rotoform sulfur pastillation system.

The development of this innovative rotary dropforming technology in 1980 brought new levels of quality and productivity to the market and changed the face of sulfur solidification. A premium quality formed product – one with consistent size, moisture and friability specifications – enables safer, easier handling during storage and transportation. As formed sulfur can be handled many times between solidification and subsequent reprocessing, often being shipped between continents, this predictable quality is a major advantage for the producer, the transportation company and the final customer.

IPCO has installed more than 750 Rotoform system’s to date.

“We had been supplying flaking systems since the early 1950s,” says Johan Sjögren, Managing Director of IPCO’s Equipment division, “and our ranges now encompass storage and handling solutions too, but the introduction of Rotoform was a defining moment in our company’s history. It put us on the map in this respect and the system remains the market leader to this day.”

While the core principle – direct-from-the-melt solidification on a steel belt cooler – remains unchanged, Rotoform technology has undergone significant advances over the years.

The latest models specially designed for sulfur processing are the Rotoform S8, with a capacity of 140 tpd, and the Rotoform HS, a high speed model with a capacity of up to 350 tpd.

“Rotoform has been a cornerstone of our portfolio for 40 years,” says Johan Sjögren. “By continuing to focus on how we can make it better, faster and even easier to maintain, we are confident that it will carry on playing a central role in sulfur processing for another 40 years and more.”

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