Turnaround services and replacement equipment for mass transfer components
Sulzer Chemtech has over 50 years of experience in providing outstanding mass transfer technology, process engineering and equipment. Our global coverage allows us to bring our services to you, day or night, in almost every country of the world. Our employees are ready with the conviction, enthusiasm and attitude to offer not only quality products, but excellent service. Our goal is to meet your requirements and challenges while providing the most cost effective solutions with the least amount of downtime, in any situation.
A single source for all of your turnaround needs
Because we understand that time saved is money earned. Just one phone call to Sulzer Chemtech will provide you with a single source for all of your turnaround needs; replacement equipment, hardware and expert advice.
Whether you‘re facing a major turnaround or routine column repairs and maintenance, Sulzer Chemtech offers a complete replacement solution with:
• SHaRP - Sulzer Hardware Research Program
• A complete portfolio of tower hardware from all suppliers
• Consignment hardware lockers and trailers
• Pre shutdown deliveries
• Pre engineering
• 24/7 availability
• Emergency replacement
• Strategic hardware storage places worldwide
• Post shutdown advice
Tray designs for extreme fouling applications
Today refiners experience a lot of problems with processing of opportunity or heavy crudes. Such crudes have very high sulfur content and require the addition of amine scavengers before desalting. These amines decompose in the heater and create ammonium chlorides in the presence of water in the top of ...
Anti-fouling trays maximize coker main fractionator profitability
The Coker Main Fractionator is systematically subjected to harsh operating conditions that can lead to deteriorating efficiency and performance due to coking and fouling. Poor reliability results in loss of profitable coking margins for the refinery. The main fractionator vapor feed from the coke drum ...
Improve separation in your column by increasing the number of trays
Refiners often face revamp challenges when trying to improve separation within an existing column. Improving diesel recovery from gas oil, splitting benzene precursors from naphtha reformer charge, or simply minimizing product overlaps after capacity creep can all be difficult when limited by a fi xed ...
Gain 5-10% efficiency with this simple 4-pass tray revamp
The design of 4-pass trays can be complex. It not only requires a close evaluation of the mechanical design but also the process response to that design at various flow rates. The balancing of the fluid flows across the tray can have a substantial effect on the tray performance, namely efficiency. Many ...
Proper design of mass transfer internals in the FCC flue gas scrubber can help reduce PM emissions
The EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (40 C.F.R. §60.100-1-0, subpart Ja) regulates refinery particulate emissions, including the discharge of catalyst fines from the FCCU flue gas scrubber stack. Because refiners have traditionally correlated particulate matter (PM) emissions with FCCU ...
Improve fouling resistance in your wastewater benzene stripper
Benzene stripper columns, built so that refineries can meet the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), operate with several unique conditions – low vapor rates, high liquid loads, and a high tendency toward fouling make designing well-balanced, effective internals difficult. The ...
Important tray design features that improve column operating reliability
How often does Maintenance personnel open a column during a shutdown and find tray panels fallen without any obvious damage? How about tray valves stuck in the bottoms pump suction? While the initial reaction may be to blame faulty installation where the hardware was not properly tightened, the answer ...
Green design practices: focus on efficiency
Green design is more than recycling scrap materials or calculating carbon footprints. It minimizes negative environmental impact through skillful design and operating practices to produce efficient, better-functioning processes. Because green practices reduce resource requirements, in many cases, they ...
4 simple ways to convert turnarounds into profitable tower upgrade opportunities
With planned outages commonly occurring at intervals of 2-5 years, a refinery turnaround is a prime opportunity to replace column and separator internals with the newest available technology. Planning for an outage with a “replacement-in-kind” strategy will address lost performance from refinery ...
Maximizing light cycle oil recovery in the FCC main fractionator
Refiners operating FCCU's have adjusted their operating strategies to maximize light cycle oil production to meet the increased demand for automotive diesel. Catalyst formulations and reactor conditions can alter yields, but the refinery cannot take full advantage of the increased LCO recovery without ...