2022 Spring/Summer Issue

Noracid: A decade of progress

Noracid is marking its ten-year anniversary manufacturing sulfuric acid at its plant in Mejillones, Chile. Over the last decade, the facility has been stalwart in supplying local copper mining operations with the necessary ingredient for separating metal from ore. The plant has also been a model for longevity and plant availability. Recently Noracid’s managers, together with representatives from the plant’s designer, Metso Outotec, reviewed the facility’s performance and cataloged its operational statistics.

Features & Guest Columns

  • Supply critical for 2022
  • NOx! The other acid gas
  • Common pitfalls of sulfuric acid piping and ducting
  • PVS Chemicals upgrades its Belgium acid operation
  • Polymer concrete: Corrosion protection for pump pads, trenchless & process flooring
  • Chemetics—3,000 acid coolers and counting
  • NORAM delivers another hot-sweep cold exchanger
  • How sulfur quality affects melting & filtration
  • Developing a repair method for leaking acid towers
  • Wet electrostatic precipitator technology
  • Designing for reliability & efficiency in high temperature gas-to-gas heat exchangers
  • Clark Solutions CSX piping increases reliability, uptime, and safety

Also included in this issue …

  • High Street Capital acquires Koch Knight
  • International private equity consortium finalizes purchase of Clean Technologies business from DuPont
  • IOCL Haldia Refinery completes BS-VI project of wet sulfuric acid unit
  • Nornickel buys tech for sulfur capture
  • Metso Outotec awarded $170 million order for Norway zinc project
  • SNC Lavalin to undertake feasibility study in Australia
  • Nuberg EPC wins two sulfuric acid plant projects in Egypt and Ethiopia