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May 12, 2020

A project five years in the making has made a splash in the Spring/Summer edition of ‘Sulfuric Acid Today’. An extensive acid plant upgrade at the Rock Springs, Wyoming facility of J.R. Simplot had NORAM’s Sulfuric Acid Division executing a complex and challenging project from center-stage.

The project pivoted around a new converter for Simplot’s 2,100 STPD facility, one of two acid plants on the site. The work also incorporated a replacement cold intermediate heat exchanger – based on NORAM’s characteristic radial flow design with hot sweep – an economizer, and ducts and dampers for interconnection. The plant used the opportunity to implement a new distributed control system at the same time.

The converter was shop-fabricated and shipped to site as 28 modules, 17 stainless ducting segments, 8 dampers, and 13 expansion joints. The team received accolades from the client, who singled them out for achieving emissions well below design standards, a ‘hand-in-glove’ ducting retrofit, and completion of the project within 32 days, with no lost-time injuries.

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