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Sulfur Recovery

In sulfur recovery, the goal is to achieve greatest benefit-to-cost ratio. Broader processing, greater unit efficiency and maximum on-stream time are all part of the Black & Veatch formula for success.

Sulfur Recovery

We consistently meet cost, schedule, performance and environmental objectives for sulfur recovery clients. We keep our commitments to lowest life-cycle costs and operating reliability and have superior operating plant references.

We are the world leader in the design and construction of sulfur recovery units and related sulfur management facilities. Our design-to-construction experience covers the complete range of sulfur recovery applications:

  • Gas/liquid treating systems.
  • Sour water strippers.
  • Claus sulfur recovery.
  • Cold Bed Adsorption (CBA).
  • Tail gas treating.
  • Flue gas desulfurization units.

We have a strong track record in acid gas removal and acid gas enrichment. Our portfolio includes more than 100 gas and liquid sweetening units and more than 60 refinery regeneration systems. We’re skilled in conventional and articulated sour water strippers and use a patented high-level ammonia processing technology.

Black & Veatch designed and constructed the first Claus sulfur recovery unit in 1953. Since then, we have led hundreds of successful Claus sulfur recovery projects worldwide. We’ve also been a vital part of more than 200 tail gas treating projects. Our oxygen enrichment expertise ranges from simple enrichment to high-level injection projects.

We use our patented MAG® simplified degassing process. In addition, we have performed as licensor and implementer of all other major degassing technologies. Our experts are also skilled at molten and solid sulfur handling.

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