MECS® ZeCor® Alloy Towers and Pump Tanks
Unsurpassed sulfuric acid process knowledge, combined with our exclusive high-performing ZeCor® alloys, allows MECS® to outperform the industry in the fabrication and operation of corrosion-resistant sulfuric acid plant towers and pump tanks.
Controlling corrosion — in plant towers, pump tanks, and every other piece of sulfuric acid equipment — ranks among the top concerns of every acid plant owner. MECS® ZeCor® Towers and Pump Tanks apply our decades of acid plant experience and technology innovation to solve the problem of corrosion. The superiority of our designs resides in our attention to fine details and our quality fabrication. The superiority of our performance lies in our exclusive ZeCor® alloys. This unique line of specialty metal alloys is proven to provide long-lasting resistance to corrosion and durable service against the unforgiving abuse of sulfuric acid.
Lower Costs and Higher Efficiencies
The corrosion-resistant properties of ZeCor® help our clients enjoy lower maintenance costs and higher plant productivity. MECS® uses ZeCor® material to replace traditional brick lining in the tower, so our systems offer reduced weight, easier installation, and lower foundation costs as well. We also employ processes that allow us to make the tower and pump tank diameters smaller — a big advantage in lowering capital and operational costs.
Our ZeCor® Tower and Pump Tank designs feature MECS® UniFlo® Acid Distributors and Brink® Mist Eliminators to dramatically increase efficiency. In many cases, our Towers and Pump Tanks can be shop-fabricated prior to plant shutdown, and staged on site for insertion of these components as well as tower packing. This ensures minimal plant downtime during installation and a quick turnaround on plant revamps, as well as vastly lower future repair downtime. In fact, thanks to all of their material and fabrication advantages, our ZeCor® alloy vessels deliver many years of safe, trouble-free operation for improved productivity.
High-Performance, Corrosion-Resistant MECS® ZeCor® Alloys
Short for Zero Corrosion, our exclusive line of ZeCor® alloys beat sulfuric acid corrosion in a wide range of concentrations, temperatures, and specific applications. When compared to other, lower-performing material choices, the advantages of ZeCor® are clear.
A Lower-Cost Alloy
ZeCor® alloys are less expensive than other alloys, and comparable in cost with traditional, lower-performing materials, such as cast iron and brick-lined carbon steel. Most importantly, the ZeCor® lifecycle cost is the best available.
MECS uses a proven proprietary welding process with ZeCor® alloy filler. The resulting welds meet ASME Code Section IX standards.
ZeCor® alloys can be easily welded on site by trained plant maintenance staff.
MECS® features ZeCor® alloys in a number of our tower and pump tank components, including acid distributors, packing support grids, vortex breakers, mesh pads, and more.
Expert Solutions, Customized to Your Needs
MECS® has a long and successful history in providing the latest technology to the sulfuric acid industry. We’re known around the world as premier designers and builders of sulfuric acid plants. Our dedicated staff of engineers can customize solutions that help your organization meet stringent pollution requirements, as well as provide technology to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of operating your plant. We can work closely with your organization to design, fabricate and install new or replacement equipment that meets your needs and delivers results, now and in the future.
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.
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.