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08:00-09:00

REGISTRATION OPEN

08:00 - 09:00

60 Minutes

Sulphur Sulphuric Acid

Registration Open

Sponsored by Topsoe

09:00-10:00

SULPHUR PRODUCT: Safe & Effective Forming & Handling

09:00 - 09:25

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Sulphur Handling in Cold Environment

Speakers

09:25 - 09:50

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Sulphur Rundown Liquid Level Prediction

Speakers

09:50 - 10:15

25 Minutes

Sulphur

A Retrofit Solution for Remelting a Sulfur Pipeline

Speakers

FUTURE of S.Acid: Energy Transition,Circular Economy & Supply Chain

09:00 - 09:25

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

More out of Acid and Ore: Acid and Metal Production, Circularity and the Energy Transition

Speakers

09:25 - 10:50

85 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

A Flexible and Sustainable Way to Treat Lean Sulfurous Off-Gases

Speakers

09:50 - 10:15

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

The New Normal in Project Implementation: Learnings from COVID Times

Speakers

10:00-11:00

10:15 - 10:45

30 Minutes

Sulphur

Networking Break

SULPHUR PRODUCT: Safe & Effective Forming & Handling

10:45 - 11:15

30 Minutes

Sulphur

Comparison of Pastillation and Granulation Process for Sulphur Solidification

Speakers

FUTURE of S.Acid: Energy Transition,Circular Economy & Supply Chain

10:45 - 11:15

30 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Networking Break

11:00-13:00

Special Session: Joint Industry RCA Success Story

Sulphuric Acid Plant PERFORMANCE: Catalyst & Emissions

11:15 - 11:40

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Emissions Reduction Options in Sulfuric Acid Plants

Speakers

11:40 - 12:05

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

More than 25 Years On, VK69 is More Relevant than Ever

Speakers

12:00-13:00

Sulphuric Acid Plant PERFORMANCE: Catalyst & Emissions

12:05 - 12:30

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Unlocking a New Level of Catalyst Performance with 3D Printed Geometries

Speakers

12:30 - 13:00

30 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

PANEL SESSION: Sulphuric Acid Plant PERFORMANCE: Catalyst & Emissions

Speakers

13:00-14:00

LUNCH

13:00 - 14:30

90 Minutes

Sulphur Sulphuric Acid

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Sulphur Plant DESIGN: Challenges & Solutions for NEW/Existing Facilities

14:30 - 14:55

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Technical Audit - ENAP Aconcagua Refinery

Speakers

14:55 - 15:20

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Living with Hotspots at SRU Thermal Oxidizer Combustion Chamber Due to Refractory Failures Since 2010

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant DESIGN: Technology & Equipment

14:30 - 14:55

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

How to Avoid Living With an “Ex-con” – Making Smart Converter Selection Choices

Speakers

14:55 - 15:20

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Converter Design and Fabrication Challenges: Two Success Stories

Speakers

15:00-16:00

Sulphur Plant DESIGN: Challenges & Solutions for NEW/Existing Facilities

15:00 - 15:20

20 Minutes

Sulphur

Transforming challenges into opportunities: addressing hotspot issues and emissions compliance in Melaka refinery's SRU

15:20 - 15:45

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Case Study - Don't Scrap Your Old SRU, Rejuvenate It

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant DESIGN: Technology & Equipment

15:20 - 15:45

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

DrySeal: Improvements on Candle Filter Technology

Speakers

COFFEE BREAK

15:45 - 16:15

30 Minutes

Sulphur Sulphuric Acid

Networking Break

16:00-17:00

Sulphur Plant DESIGN: Challenges & Solutions for NEW/Existing Facilities

16:15 - 16:40

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Simulation-based Analysis of the Effects of Feedwater Distribution on Vapor Hold-up in Kettle-type Waste Heat Boilers

Speakers

16:40 - 17:05

25 Minutes

Sulphur

SRU/TGTU Project Execution and Startup Lessons Learned from Owner/Licensor Perspective

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant DESIGN: Technology & Equipment

16:15 - 16:40

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

MECS® Brink® Prime ImpactTM Elements Enable Cost Savings for New or Replacement Towers and Increased Throughput in Existing Towers

Speakers

17:00-18:00

Sulphur Plant DESIGN: Challenges & Solutions for NEW/Existing Facilities

17:10 - 18:30

80 Minutes

Sulphur Sulphuric Acid

After Session Drinks Reception

CSI/Ametek, Boldrocchi and IPCO

09:00-10:00

INNOVATIONS in Hydrotreating, Gas Treating and Sulphur Recovery

09:00 - 09:25

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Maximizing Amine Contactor Efficiency with Multipoint Temperature Systems

Speakers

09:25 - 09:50

25 Minutes

Sulphur

New Low-Density Titanium Dioxide Catalyst for Improved Sulphur Recovery

Speakers

09:50 - 10:15

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Key Points for Cobalt-Molybdenum Catalyst Activation in Low Temperature Tail Gas Units - Impact of Sulfiding Conditions: Temperature, Gas Flow, Composition and Time

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant OPERATIONS: Best Practices, Debottlenecking, Reliability

09:00 - 09:25

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Best Practise: AGRU PFA Sheets for the Sulphuric Acid Production at the OMV Refinery in Schwechat

Speakers

09:25 - 09:50

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Capacity Improvement of an Existing Spent Acid Decomposition Furnace

Speakers

09:50 - 10:15

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Case Study for the Replacement of the Upper Part of a Co-Current Flow Quench Tower

Speakers

10:00-11:00

INNOVATIONS in Hydrotreating, Gas Treating and Sulphur Recovery

10:45 - 11:10

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Keep your SRU Online and Efficient

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant OPERATIONS: Best Practices, Debottlenecking, Reliability

10:45 - 11:10

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Increasing the Production Life of Sulphuric Acid Production Units from 16 to 24 Months

Speakers

COFFEE BREAK

10:15 - 10:45

30 Minutes

Sulphur Sulphuric Acid

Networking Break

11:00-13:00

INNOVATIONS in Hydrotreating, Gas Treating and Sulphur Recovery

11:10 - 11:35

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Detecting Refractory Failure in Claus Reactors

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant OPERATIONS: Best Practices, Debottlenecking, Reliability

11:10 - 11:35

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Preventing Corrosion by Sulfuric Acid

Speakers

12:00-13:00

LUNCH

12:05 - 13:30

85 Minutes

Sulphur Sulphuric Acid

Lunch

13:00-14:00

The Shifting Sulphur Industry Landscape

13:30 - 13:55

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Global Demand-Supply Changes in Sulfur will Create a Need for Sulfur Infrastructure Expansion

Matrix
Speakers

13:55 - 14:20

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Solving the Skills Gap Challenges in Sulphur Recovery with Knowledge Automation

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant ENERGY MGMT: Gas Cooling & Waste Heat Recovery

13:30 - 13:55

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Energy Efficiency, Decarbonization, and Process Optimization: Enhancing Durability of Equipment through Innovative Redesign and Maintenance of the Economizer in Sulphuric Acid Production

Speakers

13:55 - 14:20

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

SAFEHX: The Engineering Challenges of Innovation

Speakers

14:00-15:00

The Shifting Sulphur Industry Landscape

14:20 - 14:45

25 Minutes

Sulphur

Ultra Capacity with Ultra Low Emissions - Thiopaq O&G Tail Gas Treating of Oxygen-Enriched Claus SRU

Speakers

Sulphuric Acid Plant ENERGY MGMT: Gas Cooling & Waste Heat Recovery

14:20 - 14:45

25 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

Considerations for a Reliable Tubesheet Protection System in Sulphuric Acid Service

Speakers

14:45 - 15:15

30 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid

The New Ferrule Design of the Waste Heat Boiler (B1104) in Sulphuric Acid Plant to Improve Plant Reliability

Speakers

10:00-11:00

CLINICS

10:15 - 12:15

120 Minutes

Sulphur Recovery Troubleshooting Clinic

Sulphur Recovery Troubleshooting Clinic, facilitated by Elmo Nasato

Sulphur recovery plays a vital role in environmental protection, energy production, and raw feedstock supply to the fertilizer industry, making the optimization of its performance crucial to safe and efficient refinery or gas plant operation. Both seasoned sulphur plant operators/engineers and those less familiar with the process will benefit from this session which aims to address real-world challenges encountered while operating or maintaining sulphur recovery and related facilities.

Through this interactive session, we'll explore common operational challenges, examine potential root causes, and collaboratively work toward practical solutions. We encourage delegates to share troubleshooting topics in advance (see attached form) and/or in person, during the session. The goal is to fill the room with all levels of experience so that together we can exchange best practices for safe and efficient sulphur recovery unit operation.

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10:15 - 12:15

120 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid Troubleshooting Clinic

Sulphuric Acid Plant Troubleshooting Clinic, facilitated by Committee Members

Sulphuric acid production is crucial for a multitude of industries, serving as a foundational chemical that enables the manufacturing of various essential products, from fertilizers to pharmaceuticals, while also playing a vital role in environmental control processes. Both seasoned sulphuric acid plant operators/engineers and those less familiar with the process will benefit from this session which aims to address real-world challenges encountered while operating or maintaining sulphur-burning, metallurgical, and regenerative sulphuric acid production facilities.

Through this interactive session, we'll explore common operational challenges, examine potential root causes, and collaboratively work toward practical solutions. We encourage delegates to share troubleshooting topics in advance (through this survey) and/or in person, during the session. The goal is to fill the room with all levels of experience so that together we can exchange best practices for safe and efficient sulphuric acid plant operation.

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12:00-13:00

CLINICS

12:15 - 12:15

0 Minutes

Sulphur Recovery Troubleshooting Clinic Sulphuric Acid Troubleshooting Clinic

'Grab & Go' Lunch

SHOWCASES

12:30 - 12:45

15 Minutes

Sulphur Technical Showcase

Oxygen Enriched CO2 Recovery Process (OEC2RP) and D’GAASS Sulfur Degassing Process Technologies

Speakers

12:45 - 13:00

15 Minutes

Sulphur Technical Showcase

SmartSulf and Customers’ Feedback

Speakers

12:30 - 12:45

15 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid Technical Showcase

Comparing the performance of ceramic structured packing to ceramic random packing in absorption towers

Speakers

12:45 - 13:00

15 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid Technical Showcase

Review of Mist Elimination Theory in Sulphuric Acid Drying Towers

Speakers

13:00-14:00

SHOWCASES

13:00 - 13:15

15 Minutes

Sulphur Technical Showcase

High Efficiency Degassing

Speakers

13:15 - 13:30

15 Minutes

Sulphur Technical Showcase

Refractory Brick Solutions in SRUs

Speakers

13:30 - 13:45

15 Minutes

Sulphur Technical Showcase

Diesel Desulphurization by Pervaporative Membrane Process

Speakers

13:00 - 13:15

15 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid Technical Showcase

XUANDA Corrosion Resistance Technology

Speakers

13:15 - 13:30

15 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid Technical Showcase

Non-invasive Concentration with Ultrasound

Speakers

13:30 - 13:45

15 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid Technical Showcase

Digitalization Trends for Improved Compressor Operations in Sulphuric Acid Plants

14:00-15:00

CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION

14:00 - 14:30

30 Minutes

Outlook for the U.S. economy, end-use markets, and chemicals

Speakers

14:30 - 15:00

30 Minutes

Sulphur – supply surge in 2023 to be followed by demand rebound in 2024

  • - What were the drivers of sulphur prices declines in 2023?
  • - Can the correction be fully explained by fundamental factors?
  • - When will the market shift from current over supply? What is the outlook for supply/demand in the medium term
  • - What effect will decarbonisation have on sulphur supply/demand? Slowing refinery supply vs. demand growth from metals leaching.

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15:00-16:00

CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION

15:00 - 15:30

30 Minutes

Sulphuric Acid – Are the acid markets heading towards oversupply with smelter capacity additions?

  • - How have acid prices responded to sulphur price collapse? What influence has demand market affordability had on acid prices.
  • - Will smelter capacity additions in Asia capacity additions in Asia push the acid market to oversupply in 2024/25?
  • - Metal and Mining Industry Outlook

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15:30 - 16:00

30 Minutes

Networking Break

16:00-17:00

CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION

16:00 - 16:30

30 Minutes

Phosphate Market Outlook - Are fertilizers still the long-term driver of sulphur demand?

  • - How will demand rebound in 2024 drive sulphur consumption?
  • - Will trade restrictions, sanction and production strategy continue to drive the market dynamic?
  • - Where is the focus of new phosphate project activity?
  • - Will phosphate demand from batteries trigger changes to the structure of the market?

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16:30 - 17:00

30 Minutes

The evolving role of sulphur: Challenges and opportunities in the energy transition

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