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Global Engineered Solutions (GES) for the Sulfuric Acid Industry

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

Clean Technologies Overview Brochure

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) Clean Technologies brochure to learn more about our focused technology-based solutions backed by real-world experience.

DUPONT SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS (DSS) IS A CATALYST FOR TRANSFORMATION

  • What solutions can our experts customize for your business?

    Extract value with operations excellence

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    Get more from assets, materials and workers

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    Integrate sustainable planning company-wide

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    Build skills with award-winning online employee training

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    Increase reliability with clean technologies

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  • Extract value with operations excellence

    Operational excellence can be achieved through an integrated approach that combines both organizational and technical solutions to accelerate results and deliver lasting improvements in your organization. Our experts help you operationalize customized strategies and build capabilities within your organization to sustain improvements going forward. Through our own experience, we understand how to implement these strategies in a way that includes an emphasis on cultural awareness.

    Optimize assets to boost productivity

    Effective asset management can make businesses more productive—and profitable. DuPont helps companies apply discipline and knowledge, to reduce downtime and maintenance costs while improving mechanical integrity and product quality.

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    Optimize assets without major capital investment

    Brian and his team work with COOs to meet growth objectives by unlocking value within their operations. They help clients optimize operations performance via a systemic approach to safety, quality, yields, assets, supply chains, energy and people.

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    The Path to Operational Excellence through Operational Discipline

  • Get more from assets, materials and workers

    DuPont Asset Productivity consultants can help your organization optimize any aspect of your operating asset-base. Our integrated management processes and systems are designed to improve the cost productivity of your workforce, infrastructure and investments. Our expert consultants can customize our solutions to help you achieve new efficiency and effectiveness, improving your productivity, revenue, profits and operational excellence.

    Strategically manage energy and cut costs

    Strategic and efficient energy management is key to business sustainability, and can deliver significant value. Our experts can customize the process and operational improvements that have worked for DuPont, as well as our proven cultural change methodologies, to help your organization get quick and lasting results. Our solutions help reduce energy costs, risks and carbon emissions, while strengthening operational excellence, profitability and competitive advantage.

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    Garrett Forsythe

    Global Solutions Architect
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    Garrett helps clients boost yields and savings

    As one of our operations management experts, Garrett helps clients capitalize on energy and asset efficiencies, shrinking their footprint and costs. He's already helped save millions for oil and gas clients, as well as within DuPont facilities.

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    Can Energy Management Deliver Real Savings?

  • Enhance operations and process safety

    Our Operational Risk Management and Process Safety experts draw on over 40 years of DuPont experience in managing hazards at our own facilities. Our customized solutions can help prevent safety and environmental incidents, to preserve your business continuity, capitalization and right to operate, and – most importantly – to protect precious lives. In addition, our proven processes can boost cost efficiency, productivity and quality.

    Reduce employee incident and injury rates

    As a world safety leader, DuPont experts can help you implement organizational and individual change management processes that transform your safety culture. We help your organization foster a fully-integrated commitment to safety at all levels, with practices that strengthen leadership and reduce costs. Our solutions boost morale, performance and productivity, and most importantly, help send your workers home safely every night.

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    Global Leader
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    Process safety improves with experts like Srini

    With 8 years in operations management and 17 years in safety consulting, Srini and his team of experts have helped to transform process safety performance and reduce operational risk for an international range of industries and clients.

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  • Integrate sustainable planning company-wide

    Our management experts can implement sustainable strategies within the framework of your business, turning your environmental efforts into broad-based cost and competitive advantages. We catalyze your organization to help you reduce costs, effectively compete, attract investments and strengthen engagement with key stakeholders. Our customized, integrated solutions quickly achieve measurable and lasting results.

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    Global Practice Leader
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    Davide's team helps make operations sustainable

    Davide's group helps transform our clients' operations with solutions of unsurpassed breadth. We enhance environmental management, asset productivity and energy efficiency, and also offer emissions controls and other Clean Technologies for heavy industry.

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    Maximize the Value of Your Sustainability Strategy

  • Transfer knowledge and transform performance

    Our experts offer a full range of integrated learning technologies and engaging content to help your workforce develop critical skills. From classroom training tools to e-learning solutions to tailored, on-site seminars, our blended learning solutions help you bring your organization closer to its employee-development goals. Our training experts help you assess, build, implement and extend your corporate training programs, as well as evaluate their effectiveness.

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    Rosi helps leaders learn in innovative ways

    With over nine years of expertise, Rosi designs leadership development programs, implementing innovative customized learning and development solutions and managing multidisciplinary teams.

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    Learning & Development Offering and Processes

  • Build skills with award-winning online employee training

    Our training experts can help your organization develop employee skills while reducing training costs and enhancing productivity. Available in more than 30 languages, our award-winning on-demand DuPont eLearning courseware incorporates advanced online training technologies and highly engaging content. Its flexible and customizable features also make it simple to manage your users, curriculum and training components from start to finish.

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    Sam Ponzo

    Global Practice Leader
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    Learning leaders like Sam improve employee performance

    As Practice Leader, Learning & Development Solutions, Sam helps clients achieve sustained improvements in operational, safety and learning and development performance.

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    Accelerating Skills Development: The DuPont Approach

  • Reduce employee incident and injury rates

    As a world safety leader, DuPont experts can help you implement organizational and individual change management processes that transform your safety culture. We help your organization foster a fully-integrated commitment to safety at all levels, with practices that strengthen leadership and reduce costs. Our solutions boost morale, performance and productivity, and most importantly, help send your workers home safely every night.

    Enhance operations and process safety

    Our Operational Risk Management and Process Safety experts draw on over 40 years of DuPont experience in managing hazards at our own facilities. Our customized solutions can help prevent safety and environmental incidents, to preserve your business continuity, capitalization and right to operate, and – most importantly – to protect precious lives. In addition, our proven processes can boost cost efficiency, productivity and quality.

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    Mieke Jacobs

    Employee Safety Global Practice Leader

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    Mieke and her team help companies protect their people

    Mieke and her team help global clients achieve a fully integrated safety culture that helps motivate employees, improve performance and productivity, reduce costs and send employees home safely every night.

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  • Transform your work culture, operations and profits

    Each of our expert consultants acts as a catalyst for business transformation. We can customize our management best practices to lead your workplace and work culture to become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable. Our solutions facilitate change and enhance leadership and organizational development to deliver world-class workplace safety, footprint reduction, operations and capital effectiveness, and unsurpassed energy efficiency.

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    Global Managing Director
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    Simon guides businesses, and our expert team

    Simon draws on a 25-year tenure in business leadership, strategy and organizational development to direct DSS consulting teams. He helps organizations become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable.

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    The Savings of Safety

  • Increase reliability with clean technologies

    MECS® is the global leader in sulfuric acid plant design and technology licensing for the phosphate fertilizer, oil refining, metal smelting, and numerous other industries. Our expert engineers apply the combined experience MECS® and DuPont gained in building over 1,000 acid plants worldwide. MECS® offers solutions for a wide range of markets, including power, ferrous metals, cement, titanium dioxide, coal gasification, and chemical processes.

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    Steve helps design improved sulfuric acid plants

    An expert in sulfur recovery technologies, Steve is responsible for commercialization of new technologies and all technical aspects of sulfur management solutions. Technologies include SolvR regenerative scrubbers and DynaWave® wet scrubbers.

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    Regenerative SO2 Capture: Recovering the Future

  • Reduce risks, maximize returns and minimize waste

    Our Sustainable Operations consultants can help you strategize and prioritize initiatives and resources to optimize your operations. By customizing proven sustainability, energy efficiency, asset productivity and capital effectiveness solutions for your operations, we help you reduce risks, maximize returns and minimize waste. Our experts have delivered multimillion-dollar savings for the oil and gas, utilities, mining, chemical and transportation industries.

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    Juan Aguiriano

    President, Asia Pacific
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    Juan helps businesses achieve sustainable operations

    An expert in environmental management, capital effectiveness, and energy efficiency strategies, Juan helps organizations improve return on operations while reducing their environmental footprint.

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    Achieving Sustainable Growth through Productivity Optimization

  • Improve reliability and operability of alkylation technology

    World-leading STRATCO® technology helps refiners safely produce cleaner-burning gasoline. We license sulfuric acid alkylation technology to oil refiners and customize solutions. Our technology experts can work with you to assess and determine the right solution for your refinery. We support you every step of the way, from proposal, technology evaluation, and design through equipment fabrication, startup, and training.

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    Randy Peterson

    Process Technology Manager
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    Randy improves all areas of the alkylation process

    With over 24 years of refinery expertise, Randy specializes in all things alkylation – from startup design and unit revamp, to operator training, to test runs and troubleshooting.

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DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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    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.

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INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • DynaWave® Application: Cement Kilns

    To get more information on improving removal efficiency and protection against corrosion in cement kilns, please read the full bulletin on DynaWave® wet gas scrubber applications.

  • DynaWave® Reverse Jet Scrubber

    Read the short brochure to learn more about the application, features and benefits of using our DynaWave® Reverse Jet Scrubbers.

  • 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 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® 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.

  • 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.

  • Ideas for a Better Cleanup

    Read the full article in Sulphur Magazine for more information on how DynaWave® wet gas scrubbers can help lower operating costs, allow greater flexibility, and lower CO2 emissions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brian Rains, Global Practice Leader

    Brian Rains leads our Operations Excellence practice, helping clients optimize their operations performance through a holistic approach to safety, quality, yields, assets, supply chains and energy utilization improvement.