February 2022

Plant Turnarounds and Project Management

Construction pitfalls in SRU-fabricated equipment

In the hydrocarbon processing industry, sulfur recovery is a well-known process. However, this process uses a variety of equipment.

Dixit, P., Consultant

In the hydrocarbon processing industry, sulfur recovery is a well-known process. However, this process uses a variety of equipment. Due to the number of construction activities being carried out onsite, this work requires special attention and skill. This article covers lessons learned by the author while working on sulfur recovery units (SRUs). Many of the pitfalls discussed could have been avoided if supervision and site inspections were more vigilant. The equipment under consideration includes the reaction furnace, the waste heat boiler (WHB), sulfur condensers, Claus converters, sulfur locks, incinerators and stack. Sharing this information may be useful to engineers working on similar e

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