July 2018

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It is never a good sign when a piece of equipment exhibits unsafe behaviors—such as large, unexpected vibrations, or cracks forming around instrument ports—particularly in the thermal reactor of a sulfur plant, where high-temperature gaseous streams chemically react as part of the process that produces elemental sulfur.

Aglave, R., Siemens PLM Software; Defilippo, A., Mcguffie, S., Porter McGuffie Inc.

It is never a good sign when a piece of equipment exhibits unsafe behaviors—such as large, unexpected vibrations, or cracks forming around instrument ports—particularly in the thermal reactor of a sulfur plant, where high-temperature gaseous streams chemically react as part of the process that produces elemental sulfur. Most of the world’s sulfur supply is produced through the processing of natural gas and the byproducts of crude oil refining operations. When a thermal reactor began exhibiting these worrisome symptoms, engineers at a computational analysis and engineering measurement services companya were tasked to find a remedy. Their solutions were based on a novel application of computat

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