2019 Sulfuric Acid Roundtable

Four Corners, Florida
Monday, March 25, 2019
2019 Sulfuric Acid Roundtable
Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30 PM -
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
(407) 390-6664
1500 Masters Boulevard
Four Corners, Florida 33896
United States

Map and Directions

Monday, March 25

10:30 AM – 3:00 PM..........Kayak & Shore Fishing Tournament, Omni Resort. FULL

11:30 AM – 5:30 PM..........Golf Tournament, Omni Resort

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM............Registration & Welcome Cocktail Reception, Ballroom Commons
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM............Cajun Welcome Dinner Hosted by VIP International, Ballroom Commons


Tuesday, March 26

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM............Continental Breakfast – International Ballroom

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM............Welcome Remarks / Introductions – International Ballroom

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM.............Keynote Address: “Sulfuric acid market review and outlook,” presented by Fiona Boyd, Acuity Commodities

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM............“History leads to innovation and development of major sulfuric acid plant equipment,” presented by Leonard Friedman, Acid Engineering & Consulting

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM.............Peripherals of process gas and acid systems – Dos and don'ts,” presented by Andres Mahecha-Botero, NORAM Engineering & Constructors Ltd.        

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM............Morning Break

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM...........“When to spend your maintenance dollar – pay now or more later,” presented by Jack Harris, VIP International

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM...........“Choosing the right absorbing tower mist elimination solution,” presented by GraemeCousland, Begg Cousland Envirotec Ltd.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM...........Maintaining your sulfuric acid tower throughout the course of its life cycle,” presented Jim Dougherty, DuPont MECS

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM...........Dense acid bricks according to ASTM C 279 –  a must?  Different philosophy of acid bricks manufacturing!” presented by Roland Guenther, Steuler-KCH

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM...........Lunch – Ballroom Commons
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM............."Optimizing tower designs," presented by Matt Thayer, Koch Knight

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.............Panel Discussion: Acid Towers

(Packing/Mist Elimination/ Distributors/Pressure Drop/Mist Carryover/Replacement/Acid Brick/Acid Resistant Linings)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.............Afternoon Break

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM.............“Digitalization and the acid plant,” presented by Stefan Braeuner, Outotec

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.............“Optical systems for continuous gas measurements at smelters and sulfuric acid plants,” presented by Carl Kamme, OPSIS

4:30 PM– 5:00 PM..............Panel Discussion: Process Gas Monitoring/Analyzers

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM............Hospitality Reception – International Ballroom

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.............Dinner – Golf Course Commons

Wednesday, March 27

7:00 AM – 7:50 AM.............Continental Breakfast – International Ballroom

7:50 AM – 8:00 AM..............Announcements – International Ballroom

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM..............“Sustaining capital projects – From concept to implementation, a workflow primer to achieve better results,” presented by Robert Maciel, Chemetics                      

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM.............“Catalyst management,” presented by Patrick Polk, Haldor Topsøe

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.............How catalyst shape affects performance,” presented by Christopher Rausch, BASF Corporation

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM............Morning Break            

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM............“Proper catalyst handling techniques,” presented by Jack Harris, VIP International          

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM............Panel Discussion: Converters

(Replacement/Maintenance/Catalyst Screening & Disposal)

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM............Lunch, Ballroom Commons

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM..............“Advanced injector technology for increased molten sulfur injection efficiency,” presented by Chuck Munro, Spraying Systems Co.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM..............Panel Discussion: Sulfur Handling and Storage & Pit Maintenance

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM..............Afternoon Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM...............Panel Discussion: WESPs & Acid Coolers

(Acid Coolers Shell & Tube/Plate/Gas-Gas)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM..............Hospitality Reception – International Ballroom

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM..............Dinner /Casino/ Door Prizes –International Ballroom

Thursday, March 28

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.............Continental Breakfast – International Ballroom

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM..............Presentation of Co-Sponsor Awards – International Ballroom

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM...............“The Importance of hydrogen safety,” presented by Rick Davis,    Davis & Associates         

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.............Panel Discussion: Safety Issues and Incident Reviews

10:00 AM - 11:30AM............Morning Break / Check-Out

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM...........Mosaic Bartow & TECO Plant Overviews 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.............Lunch – Ballroom Commons

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM...............Mosaic's Bartow Facility & TECO Bus Plant Tour

   Transportation departs front drive at 1:30 pm



 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Producer/Operator Registration Fee:

    $1,195 per person (Includes Accommodations and Meals from March 25-28) – Plant Personnel ONLY 

    $695 per person for a 3-Day Rate with no Accommodations – Plant Personnel ONLY

    $235 per person for a 1-Day Rate with no Accommodations – Plant Personnel ONLY

    Vendors: For registration information, please contact Kathy Hayward, Sulfuric Acid Today, by email: kathy@h2so4today.com or by phone: 985-807-3868.  SOLD OUT

 

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