Monday 9 November - Market outlooks

(all times are in CET)

14:30 Will sulphur supply growth in 2021 shift the balance of the market?
Dr Peter Harrisson, Principal Analyst, CRU 

 - 2020 has yield production cuts and project delays. How far will supply shift in 2021 as existing capacity recovers and projects finally commission. Will regions such as Europe be able to recover production back to previous levels following as shift in fuel demand?
- China has cut imports and increased local supply but still remains the focus of pricing developments for the sulphur market. How is the Chinese market expected to change further into the future
- Global demand growth has slowed since 2018. How and where can demand growth be expected to 2025. Will fertilizer, metals or industrial markets provide future demand growth?

15:30 Acid prices recover from the extreme lows of Q2 2020 but are further increases to be expected?
Brendan Daly, Senior Markets Editor, Fertilizer Week, CRU

 - Chilean acid demand has shifted lower in 2020 as local supply has recovered. What is the outlook for projects and import demand in Southern America over the coming 5 years. 
- China has shifted from an importer to a major net-exporter of acid since 2018. Will further smelter growth drive more exports or can local demand increased to absorb new supply?
- Major import markets in Morocco, India, USA and Europe has increased demand to absorb traded surpluses in 2020. Can current level of imports be sustained into the future or will new import markets emerge?

 

16:30 Phosphate market outlook
Chris Lawson, Research Manager, CRU

Tuesday 10 November

Sulphur Track

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13:40 Technical showcase: Methodologies for achieving optimized temperature profiles and stable performance in the SRU Reaction Furnace
Uday N. Parekh, Blasch Precision Ceramics 

 

14:00 Low-load Claus Operation mastered by Oxygen Enrichment plus Co-Firing - Experiences from NESTE Refinery
Bernhard Schreiner, Linde AG
Jenna Dahlman, Neste

 

14:25 Live Q&A

 

 

14:40 Successful SRU revamp with SPLITOXY
Diego Scilla, Siirtec Nigi Spa

 

 

15:05 Live Q&A

 

15:20 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

15:40 Intensification of sulfur processing units by oxygen enrichment and process flowsheet optimization
 
Attila Racz, Comprimo – Worley

 

16:05 Live Q&A

 

16:20  Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

16:30 Sulphur Operations & Troubleshooting Clinic
Moderated by Elmo Nasato, Nasato Consulting

 

17:15 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

17:25 TGTU catalyst sulphiding: Comparing field experience with published procedures
 
Gerald Bohme, Sulphur Experts Inc.

 

17:50 Live Q&A

 

18:05 Hidden opportunity: Maximize reliability of the waterside of Sulfur Recovery Units
Elmo Nasato, Nasato Consulting

 

18:30 Live Q&A

 

18:45 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

19:00 Conversion of Sulfuric Acid within the Claus Thermal Reactor
Christopher B. Lavery, Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd.

 

19:25 Live Q&A

 

19:40 Close of Day Two Sulphur Track Agenda

 

Sulphuric Acid Track

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13:55     Technical Showcase: Sonic Velocity – The smart way to monitor Sulfuric Acid and Oleum
Alexandra Graf, Sensotech

 

14:15 Gas cleaning: the key to acid quality and acid plant longevity
Shailesh Chandrol, Metso Outotec

 

 

14:40 Live Q&A

 

14:55 AZFC Unit 6 Revamp: Reviving a 30-Year Old Sulphuric Acid Plant
 
Ayman Abd El Hafeiz, Abu Zaabal Fertilizers and Chemical Industries Co.
Jurgens Hanekom, DuPont MECS

 

15:20  Live Q&A

 

 15:35  Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

15:55  Tip the scales with the new VK38+
Mårten Nils Rickard Granroth, Haldor Topsoe

 

16:20 Live Q&A

 

16:35  Smart sustaining capital projects – Using new technology to unlock value in your plant
 
Boris Nesic, Chemetics

 

17:00 Live Q&A

 

 17:15 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

17:35 Practical aspects of remote site support activities during the Covid pandemic
 
Leif Skilling, Metso Outotec

 

18:00 Live Q&A

 

18:15 A tale of two acid tower systems
Andrés Mahecha-Botero; Kam Sirikan, NORAM Engineering & Constructors Ltd

 

18:40 Live Q&A

 

18:55 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

19:15  Reducing NOx emissions in metallurgical oleum tower production with TWIN-PAK® Candle Filter Technology
Ali Goudarzi, CECO Environmental

 

19:40  Live Q&A

 

19:55 Close of Day Two Sulphuric Acid Track Agenda

 

 

 

Wednesday 11 November

Sulphur Track

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13:55 Technical showcase: Generating high turbulence and efficiency in thermal Claus Units despite low gas and air pressure availability
Andreas Kraxner, CS Combustion Solutions

 

14:15 Enhancing SRU Unit Recovery Efficiency Through Predictive Monitoring
Sandeep Sutar, Saudi Aramco

 

 14:40 Live Q&A

 

14:55 An alternative way to process SWS gas. Handling ammonia in the Stoichiometry- Controlled Oxidation (SCO) unit
Arthur van Asbeck, Duiker Combustion Engineers

 

 15:20 Live Q&A

 

15:35 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

15:55 Sulphur Recovery with COPE® Oxygen Enrichment Claus and OASE® sulfexx™ Tail Gas Treating
Thomas Chow, Fluor
Andreas Kern, BASF

 

16:20  Live Q&A

 

16:35 Reliable CEMS Measurement from Sulphur Recovery Unit
David Inward, Sick AG

 

17:00 Live Q&A

 

17:15 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

17:35 Temperature measurement in the sulphur recovery reaction furnace
Deniz Keles, Daily Thermetrics Corporation

 

18:00 Live Q&A

18:15 Sulfidation Corrosion in a Claus Waste Heat Boiler: A Case Study
 
Simon Weiland, Optimized Gas Treating Inc.

 

18:40 Live Q&A

 

19:00 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

19:15 Amine corrosion troubleshooting within Acid Gas Enrichment Units
 
Inshan Mohammad, Sulfur Recovery Engineering

 

19:40 Live Q&A

 

19:55 Close of conference

Sulphuric Acid Track

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13:40 Technical showcase: Sulfuric Acid Plant Process Gas Dew point/Moisture Leak Detection Measurement System
Daniel Menniti, Breen

 

14:00 Corrosion and materials selection for modern sulphuric acid plants
Dr Michael Davies, Nickel Institute

 

14:25 Live Q&A

 

14:40 The GX Fiber Bed - A novel mist eliminator with improved aerosol removal performance
Alessandro Gulla, A.W.S. Corporation

 

15:05 Live Q&A

 

15:20 Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

15:40 Improving Acid Quality On Wet Catalytic Sulfuric Acid Plants
Martin Joksch, P&P Industries AG

 

16:05 Live Q&A

 

16:20  Successful startup of a new wet sulphuric acid plant
Michiel Baerends, Fluor B.V.

 

16:45  Live Q&A

 

17:00  Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

17:20  Effective emissions management and reduction in sulphuric acid plants with the help of advanced catalyst types
Tom Brouwers, DuPont MECS

 

17:45 Live Q&A

18:00      Utilizing tube wall temperature mapping in high temperature gas-to-gas heat exchangers to mitigate sub-dewpoint corrosion
James Shook, AirBTU

 

18:25  Live Q&A

 

18:40  Networking break for meetings and visiting the exhibition

 

19:00 Small sulfuric acid plants: Viability solutions
Victor Sturm, Clark Solutions

 

19:25 Live Q&A

 

19:40 Close of conference

 

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