Sulfuric Acid Plant Services and Support
Our Global Engineered Solutions team shares the sulfuric acid expertise of DuPont and MECS® with existing sulfuric acid facilities. We offer process-critical equipment and ongoing reliability, operability, environmental, and safety services and support.
Today, sulfuric acid plants and storage and handling systems across the globe can benefit from the operational expertise of DuPont and MECS® engineers. Our experts provide the world’s leading sulfuric acid plant services and technology — building over 1000 acid plants — and have operated 10 sulfuric acid plants effectively for nearly 150 years. The Global Engineered Solutions (GES) team extends this design and engineering expertise to support existing facilities with a full suite of ongoing sulfuric acid plant services.
Expert Solutions with Valuable Results
Our highly skilled technical professionals have over two centuries of combined experience. GES offers operational consulting and equipment designs, supplies, and repairs focused on reliability, operability, the environment, and safety. Our experts can help your sulfuric acid facility with everything from throughput and yield optimization to uptime and reliability improvements. We offer turnaround, revamp and troubleshooting services, as well as mechanical integrity assessments, process-critical equipment replacements, process troubleshooting, energy optimization, capital project effectiveness, safety assessments, operator training, and more.
Our comprehensive consulting programs are designed to follow a progressive three-phased approach, improving your organization’s performance and maximizing asset utilization until world-class performance is obtained. Our team works with you every step of the way to sustain and build on your gains. We can help your unit operations to quickly start realizing these benefits:
- Step-change improvements in acid plant reliability and uptime
- Significant reductions in annual maintenance and capital expenses
- Reduction of sulfur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions
Consulting services for acid plants and acid handling systems
- Turnaround consulting, planning and management
- Commissioning support
- Mechanical integrity assessments
- Acid plant design, performance and reliability studies
- Acid handling, storage, and transfer systems design and performance reviews
- HAZOP and troubleshooting services
- Startup and shutdown consulting
Process-critical equipment design, supply and repair
- Proprietary equipment supply and repair
- Specialized instrumentation and analyzers
- Alloy valves and acid gas damper valves
- Steaming equipment and boiler ferrules
- Plate heat exchangers
- Burners and burner management systems (BMS)
- Specialized pumps, hoses, expansion joints, bellows, and tower internals
Training products, services and solutions
- Operator training simulators programmed with real-life scenarios
- Interactive training sessions
- Customized training programs
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Clean Technologies Best Practices Workshop
DuPont hosts an annual Best Practices Workshop highlighting the STRATCO® Alkylation and MECS® Sulfuric Acid Regeneration Technologies. We had a great turnout for our 2014 Best Practices Workshop in September 2014 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA! Our 2015 Best Practices Workshop is in the planning stages, so be on the lookout for more information!
Mild hydrocracking is catalytic cracking in the presence of hydrogen and operating at ‘mild’ hydrogen partial pressures. IsoTherming® technology limits the temperature rise across the reactor to minimize undesirable side reactions.
ZeCor® Alloy Tech Bulletin
Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) ZeCor® technical bulletin to learn more about our ZeCor® Alloy corrosion-resistant and high-performance metal.
Zecor® Piping System Information
MECS® ZeCor®-Z piping systems set the leading standard on prevention of leaks. The ultra-low corrosion rate of ZeCor-Z results in reduced maintenance costs. Read the brochure to learn more.
MECS® UniFlo® Technical Bulletin
Read the MECS® UniFlo® acid distributor technical bulletin to learn more about the uses and benefits of our ZeCor®-Z and ZeCor®-310M corrosion-resistant family of alloys in this application.
Hydrogen Safety: Sulfuric Acid Today
Feature on hydrogen safety in the sulfuric acid industry in Sulfuric Acid Today by James W. Dougherty, Process Engineer, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC.
Acid Coolers Technical Brochure
Download the MECS® engineered alloy products technical bulletin to get more information on the benefits and uses of our innovative FilmGARD®-5 Anodic Protection System offering.
ZeCor® Alloy Packing Brochure
Read the product and offering brochure to learn more about the features and benefits of using our ZeCor® Alloy packing support system.
MECS® WavePak™ Brochure
Read the brochure to learn more about how our MECS® WavePak™ ceramic porcelain packing can help your business increase both performance and savings.
Read the short DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on solid catalyst alkylation.
ZeCor® Alloy Brochure
Download the ZeCor® Alloy technical bulletin to get more information on the benefits and uses of our corrosion-resistant and high-performance metals.
MECS® SULFOX™ Brochure
Download the full brochure to learn more about features, benefits, the MECS® SULFOX™ process, the MECS® SULFOX™ Flow Diagram and MECS® SULFOX™ applications.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Brink® TowerGARD® Mesh Pads
See how TowerGARD® Mesh Pads from MECS® yield 50% turndown ratios or higher for sulfuric acid plants, significantly boosting corrosion resistance.
MECS® Brink® Packaged Mist Elimination Systems
Discover how our mist elimination systems meet emission regulations in fuming acid, organic, asphalt and metalworking mist and oil smoke applications.
- MECS® UniFlo® Acid Distributors for Sulfuric Acid Plants
- MECS® WavePak™ Tower Packing for Sulfuric Acid Plants
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- MECS® Sulfuric Acid and Environmental Technologies
DuPont Operator Training Simulators (OTS)
We combine our technical expertise and owner/operator experience with our world-class safety culture to deliver a high-impact training program for your operators and engineers. By leveraging the power of DuPont’s high-fidelity dynamic process simulators students learn valuable troubleshooting and response skills in a realistic environment that models “cause and effect” relationships across the entire.