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SulGas launched free to register, digital connect series devoted exclusively to various topics in the areas of Sulphur Recovery and Gas Treating in 2020. The e-Connect webinar series, was aimed to continue to follow the high technical standards set by previous SulGas events.
28 Jul 2020
Technology Manager - Valves & Process Systems
Schlumberger - OneSurface
This webinar covers majority of topics in brief which are most commonly referred and used in the gas conditioning and processing industry. This presentation is designed for broader audience, utilizing basic technical exercises and terminology to communicate key differences and when to select what. This webinar does not cover the technology and engineering principles in depth, and is recommended for those needing an overview of the industry and common processes and equipment used.
11 Aug 2020
Technical Applications Engineer
Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.
Startup, shutdown, and turndown (SST) operations are hard to consider fully at the outset of a project. The primary focus is usually on providing a design that accommodates the worst possible steady-state operating conditions. Attention given to SST — conditions that can cause the most damage to plant equipment — is often given at the last minute. Process equipment and instrumentation behave differently under SST conditions, and not always in ways that are desirable. The present work is a case study of the SST operations of a refinery gas treating and sulfur processing train and focuses on changing demands placed on the process equipment.
25 Aug 2020
Director Business Development- Asia Pacific
Controls Southeast Inc., An Ametek Company
CSI’s ICOn process is the first sulfur degassing system to operate within the pressure envelope of the SRU, producing degassed sulfur prior to the pit. The ICOn process dramatically improves SRU safety and reduces environmental exposure by eliminating un-degassed sulfur storage. ICOn has no waste stream to be treated, and does not use additional air or moving parts. The system easily snaps into existing SRU’s, allowing for a truly optimized Claus SRU.
08 Sep 2020 - 4 PM India (GMT + 5.5 hrs)
Senior Process Specialist
As the IMO’s 2020 Global Cap of 0.5% sulfur on marine fuels comes in place Refiners will have to ‘pitch in’ by providing low sulfur fuels, and reducing or eliminating the production of high sulfur bunker fuel oil. Multiple options of Refinery revamp are possible, but for each of the options, the sulfur handling load of the Refinery will increase, profoundly impacting the Sulfur Block. This Paper provides a brief outlook on the possible refinery revamp options, and highlights one real-life case study of a Refinery revamp to meet the IMO’s 2020 specifications and deadline. The paper also showcases the impact of the revamp on the SRU and the resulting challenges with respect to capacity enhancement, ammonia destruction, TGT and meeting stringent refinery emission norms.
22 Sep 2020 - 4 PM India (GMT + 5.5 hrs)
Director of Technology
Industrial Ceramics Ltd.
The authors will present a Valero Energy case study, spanning 10 years of operation, and our efforts to improve the reliability of the tubesheet protection system. The Sulfur Recovery Unit operated reliably for five years under air-based operation; however, once plant modifications were incorporated to increase unit capacity using oxygen enrichment, the tubesheet protection system experienced repeated failures. As is too often the case, the tendency was to single out ferrule failure as the most expedient (but mostly incomplete) root cause. A systematic review of all the contributing factors investigated as part of the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) will be presented.
06 Oct 2020 - 4 PM India (GMT + 5.5 hrs)
Technology Licensing Director
The geothermal steam wells at the Coso facility provide a renewable source of energy. The non-condensable vapors from the wells cannot be vented to the atmosphere until small amounts of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are removed. The gas stream consists primarily of carbon dioxide and water with a concentration of H2S in the range of 1-2 volume percent. The composition is analogous to an amine acid gas produced in natural gas processing. The LO-CAT® process has removed H2S at this site for 27 years. Using liquid redox technology greatly reduced sulfur emission exceedances and operating costs relative to previously used technologies.
20 Oct 2020
Global Licensing Manager – Scrubbing Technologies
DuPont Clean Technologies
Increasingly stringent SO2 emission requirements from sulfur recovery units (SRUs) are driving refineries to solutions that minimize capital expenditure, maintenance costs and operator involvement. In this webinar, we will discuss how an Asian refinery added reliability to the overall Claus plant emissions, especially in terms of emissions during emergency shutdowns and startups. The unique flexibility of the DynaWave® technology ensures emission control at all times, even during bypass of the TGTU or entire Claus plant. This refinery reduced sulfurous emissions on a smaller plot space at a lower investment cost.
03 Nov 2020
Director Sales & Service EMEA & India AMETEK Process Instruments
National Sales & Service Manager
AMETEK Instruments Pvt. Ltd.
In the earlier years and today a lot of efforts have been spent on improving the Recovery Efficiency by adding a so-called Tail Gas Treatment Units downstream of the Modified Claus Process. Now the view goes more towards the point, what can be done to improve Efficiency by better total SRU plant control. A way of further Improvements is to know better “What is happening with my Process” Developments such as Feed Forward Control and a more detailed measurement in the Tail Gas Clean Up Process are helpful to achieve this task.
17 Nov 2020
DGM (Technical Services)
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd - RHQ
One of the condensate refinery located in Middle East was planning for capacity enhancement of the existing condensate refinery by 25%. This would increase the sour LPG & Fuel gas load substantially and increase in load of existing Amine treatment & Regeneration facilities. A unique configuration has been worked out for this Refinery, which will be able to handle additional load without any major modification & equipment purchase. This unique approach has targeted to reduce overall amine circulation rate & energy consumption by around 20% even with the augmented capacity and can be implemented with minimum cost & downtime.
1 Dec 2020
Global Manager – Sulfuric Acid Catalysts
Süd-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd.
ECOSA® is a Sulfur Recovery process to produce Sulfuric acid from Sour gases in Refinery, with improved energy recovery and lowest possible stack emissions backed by a good CAPEX and OPEX performance. In refinery, H2S gas is commonly treated by Claus process to recover elemental sulfur followed by tail gas treatment. ECOSA® with shorter process flow and less equipment, could be an effective alternative to Claus process. The sulfur recovery rate of ECOSA® is ≥99.9+% and tail gas emission could reach less than 50mg/Nm3 to meet the future strict emission regulations. With higher heat recovery possibility, ECOSA® co-produces remarkable amount of steam bringing substantive economic benefit to the refinery.
15 Dec 2020
Technical Service & Application Development Manager (Energy segment)
Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd.
Mercaptan removal from gas streams is associated with objectives such as achieving total sulfur specifications for sales gas and optimal sizing or elimination of downstream treatment units. Depending on the design requirements and treatment complexity involved, multiple technology options are available for mercaptan removal. Due to the unique nature and process behaviour of mercaptans as acidic contaminants, they can be efficiently treated by hybrid solvent technology that combines the performance attributes of physical and chemical solvents. This webinar will cover different aspects of Dow UCARSOL™ Hybrid Solvents such as factors impacting mercaptan removal, solubility and selectivity, formulation considerations for process design, basic modelling framework and performance benefits based on field case studies.
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