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Monday 24 October


10:00 Registration and exhibition open

Registration sponsored by Topsoe

Commercial and markets agenda


14:00 Sulphur market outlook: What is next after the 2022 sulphur price collapse?

  • What were the drivers of sulphur prices declines? Can the correction be fully explained by fundamental factors?
  • Has the sulphur market now shifted to oversupply? What is the outlook for supply/demand in the medium term?
  • How has the war in Ukraine re-written sulphur trade flows? Does this present global supply rick or opportunities to new origins?

Dr Peter Harrisson, Principal Analyst, Sulphur & Sulphuric Acid, CRU

14:30 Sulphuric Acid – Will supply tightness ease in 2023 and push prices to follow sulphur lower?

  • How have acid prices responded to sulphur price collapse? What influence has demand market affordability had on acid prices
  • Has the acid market now recovered from severe supply shortages? How has demand responded in 2022?
  • Where will new supply and demand come from in the medium term? Will new supply push acid markets into oversupply?

Erisa Pasko, Analyst, CRU


15:00 Oil and gas market outlook

Presenter to be confirmed


15:30 Networking and refreshment break


16:00 Panel discussion: The summer of 2022 and Europe’s massive sulphur challenges!

Sulphur supply chains have been hampered by impacts from Ukraine war sanctions, a bumpy green energy transition, labour shortages and ongoing drought. This cross functional industry panel will describe their experiences and lessons learned. Moderators John Bryant and Peter Harrisson will lead what promises to be a stimulating review of the weighty new threats facing the industry.


John Bryant, President & CEO, The Sulphur Institute

Peter Harrisson, Principal Analyst, CRU Group

Panelists to be confirmed

17:30 Close of conference sessions

17:30 – 19:00 Welcome reception

Sponsored by Metso Outotec


Tuesday 25 October

08:00 Registration and exhibition open

Registration sponsored by Topsoe


Dual-Streamed Technical Agenda

Sulphur Track


09:00 How about capturing CO2 and generating H2 via advanced sulphur recovery technology in this energy transition era?
Marcus Weber, Executive Director, Process/Speciality Engineering, Fluor

09:40 Recovery of hydrogen and CO₂ from Sulphur Plants
Gerrit Bloemendal, SME Gas Treating and Sulphur Recovery, Worley Comprimo

10:10 Delta Controls SRU Process Camera Product Launch
Author: Matt Coady, Delta Controls

10:40 Networking and refreshment break

11:10 Sulphur wash procedure to optimise sulphur recovery efficiency
Hamed Alsowayigh, Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

11:40 SRU/TGTU catalyst optimisation
Al Sail Al Jaberi, Process Engineer, ADNOC Sour Gas

12:10 Processing SWS gas in an SRU: Why everything you thought you knew is wrong
Gerald Bohme, Principal Engineer, Sulphur Experts

12:40 Networking and lunch break

14:00 Sulphur pits ejector performance challenges
Author: Adel Najjar, Saudi Aramco

14:30 Incinerator’s refractory and shell damage due to condensation in TGTU absorber overhead line
Alya Alali, Engineer - Process Operations, ADNOC Sour Gas

15:00 Tubesheet Protection Systems – achieving through systematic inspection
Domenica Misale-Lyttle, Technical Director, Industrial Ceramics

15:30 Networking and refreshment break

16:00 Comprimo Sulphur Workshop
This practical hands on workshop led by Comprimo experts will cover:

  • Comprimo Insight: a digital tool to make your plant data work for you
  • Overview of Sulphur recovery technologies with a recovery above 99.5% and highlight the differences in Capex, Opex and CO2 footprint


17:30 Close of conference sessions

Sulphuric Acid Track


09:00 ClearView™ – experiences from when digitalization meets reality
Marten Nils Rickard Granroth, Licensing Manager;  Rasmus Sverdrup, Senior Technical Service Engineer, Topsoe A/S

09:30 Can digital twins solve the workforce challenges of the process industry?
Dr. Susanna Voges, Director of Operations, Voovio Technologies SL

10:00 A step change in performance with selection of catalyst geometric shape
Jochen Willersinn, Technology Manager, EMEA - Sulfuric Acid Catalysts; Marco Kennema, Head of Digitization Process Catalysts, BASF

10:30 Networking and refreshment break

11:10 Facing the new challenges of the world with optimal catalyst solutions
Martin Alvarez, Solution Specialist, Topsoe A/S

11:40 IBC Success Story
Héctor Cipriano González, Chemical Engineer - Plant Manager, Industrias Basicas de Caldas

12:10 KCM – Innovator in the Pb metal production through Ausmelt technology and variable SO2 concentration off-gas utilization
Georgi Doganov, Smelting and Sulphuric Acid Manager, KCM

12:40 Networking lunch break

14:00 Road to sustainability – Preparing for energy transformation in sulphuric acid industry
Dr Hannes Storch, Vice President, Metals & Chemical Processing, Metso Outotec

14:30 How green is your sulphuric acid plant?
Rene Dijkstra, Acid Technology Manager, Chemetics Inc.

15:00 MECS® HRS™ Technology and carbonless energy generation
Colin Shore, Carbonless Energy Leader, MECS / Elessent Clean Technologies

15:30 Networking and refreshment break

16:00 Hydrogen Safety Panel - Formation and risk mitigation

  • Theoretical considerations
  • Explosion limits
  • Explosion pressure and ignition
  • Hydrogen formation
  • Plant and equipment design considerations
  • Risk mitigation

Moderated by Rick Davis, Davis & Associates


Jack Harris, VIP International

Dr Hanno Hintze, Aurubis

Tom Brouwers, Elessent Clean Technologies

Rene Dijkstra, Chemetics

17:30 Close of conference sessions

17:30 Networking drinks reception

Sponsored by Elessent MECS Technologies

Wednesday 26 October

08:00 Registration and exhibition open

Registration sponsored by Topsoe

Dual Streamed Technical Agenda

Sulphur Track


09:00 Modern day emission reporting from Sulphur Recovery Unit
David Inward, Industry Manager - Refineries, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers, SICK AG

09:30 Sneaky SO₂ breakthroughs
Jeff Weinfield, Software Development Engineer, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

10:00 A comparison of the various processes available to remove SO₂ and SO₃ from flue gas, in order to meet ever-tightening legislative limits
Niels Seijsener, Process Engineer, Fluor B.V.

10:30 Networking and refreshment break

11:00 MESCon Roundtable: Corrosion considerations for the sulphur plant operator

Moderator: Angie Slavens, Managing Director, UniverSUL Consulting

Panellists include:

Elmo Nasato, President, Nasato Consulting
Ravi Srinivas, Process Engineering Manager, ADNOC Sour Gas
Domenica Misale, Technical Director, Industrial Ceramics
Gerrit Bloemendal, SME Gas Treating and Sulphur Recovery, Comprimo
Rob Marriott, Director of Research, Alberta Sulphur Research Limited (ASRL)
Gerald Bohme, Principal Engineer, Sulphur Experts

12:30 Networking lunch

14:00 Holistically reviewing the sulphur block to determine the impact and mitigation of processing bio-feeds in a refinery
Marco van Son, Technology Manager, Comprimo

14:30 Old but Gold – DegaSN – Siirtec Nigi’s Sulphur Degassing

Diego Scilla, Siirtech Nigi

15:00 Unique considerations for sulphur storage

David Savage, Project Manager, Matrix Service Company


15:30 Networking and refreshment break

16:00 Thermoacoustic modal analysis for large sulphur reaction furnace
Mason Lee, Engineering Manager, Aecometric Corporation

16:30 Comparison of start-of-run versus end-of-run kinetics for COS and CS2 destruction across Claus Al2O3 and TiO2
Christopher Lavery, Project Manager, Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd. (ASRL)

17:00 Mercaptan closure around the gas sweetening unit
Caleb Kuhn, Process Engineer, Sulfur Recovery Engineering

17:30 Close of conference


Sulphuric Acid Track


09:00 From Safehr® to SafeHx®, improving safety and reducing acid cooling costs
Vitor Sturm, Process Engineer, Clark Solutions

09:30 Case study: Engineering and delivery of an “Edmeston SX®” absorption circuit for BASF-Meaux
Frans Kodeda, Technology Manager, Edmeston Product Center, Metso Outotec

10:00 Converter replacement at the Simplot Rock Springs Wyoming sulphuric acid plant
Randal Sarrazin, Technical Sales and Operation Manager, NORAM Engineering & Constructors Ltd

10:30 Networking and refreshment break

11:00 Operation experience: Successful completion of four-year reliability run of new acid coating system in the sulphuric acid plant at OMV  
Ronald Hoffer, Sr. Reliability Engineer, OMV Downstream GmbH

11:30 Extension of the converter’s operational lifetime
Mathijs Sijpkes, Project Engineer, Sulphurnet; Victoria Arauz Garcia, Process Engineer, UBE Corporation Europe S.A.

12:00 Presentation to be confirmed

12:30 Networking lunch

14:00 Chemetics workshop

15:30 Networking and refreshment break

16:00 Concentration monitoring of sulphuric acid and oleum with LiquiSonic® - Inline, in real-time and maintenance-free
Simon Puels, application Manager, SensoTech

16:30 Handling of solid and liquid sulphur for efficient manufacture of sulphuric acid
GM Patel, Technical Director, CIFC

17:00 Close of conference