2024 Sulfuric Acid Roundtable (SAR)

2024 Sulfuric Acid Roundtable (SAR)Join us at the 2024 Sulfuric Acid Roundtable, hosted by Sulfuric Acid Today! On April 22-25, our team of heat and mass transfer experts will descend on Omni Resort in Orlando, Florida. Among our portfolio of time-tested heat transfer solutions, we’ll be showcasing our AirBTU VPRR High-Temperature Gas-To-Gas Recuperator, capable of design-in reliability up to 1200C! We’re ready to discuss your harsh and corrosive process streams, and possibilities in Process System Design.

“The ​2024 Sulfuric ​Acid ​Roundtable (SAR), sponsored by Sulfuric Acid Today magazine, will take place at Omni Resort in ChampionsGate, Florida near Orlando and ​will ​consist ​of ​two ​and ​half ​days ​of ​informative ​Co-Sponsor ​presentations, ​insightful ​Producer/Operator ​panel discussions & presentations, a ​keynote ​address ​on ​the ​global ​sulfuric ​acid ​market, a sulfuric acid plant tour, ​and ​numerous ​networking ​opportunities.

Topics ​for ​the ​Producer/Operator Panel Discussions ​to ​include:
—Acid ​Towers ​(tower ​internals, ​mist ​eliminators, ​circulation ​pump/piping, ​acid ​coolers ​and ​material ​of ​construction)
—​Converter ​Section & Sulfur ​(catalyst ​management and screening, ​converter design, ​maintenance, ​material of construction)
—Heat ​Exchangers ​(acid ​coolers ​shell ​& ​tube/plate/gas-gas)
—Hydrogen ​Safety (formation and risk mitigation)”

Sulfuric Acid Roundtable 

We hope to see you there!

Innovative Materials and Solutions for Harsh & Corrosive Process Streams

At CG Thermal we are decidedly customer-focused, and approach each new project with a desire to achieve our customer’s goals and process requirements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. We have particular expertise in corrosive and high temperature process streams, and provide a range of services from individual equipment to full turnkey systems to engineering design and plant layout consulting.

Let’s discuss your harsh and corrosive process stream today!

AirBTU VPRR: High Temperature Energy Capture

Are you looking to improve the reliability of your high-temperature heat transfer equipment?  By integrating our AirBTU VPRR heat transfer solution, industry professionals can avoid common pitfalls and “design in” reliability and efficiency. The AirBTU VPRR is designed to:

  • Avoid cold-end corrosion. The introduction of low-temperature air can result in cold spots within a recuperator, causing condensation of some constituents of the process gas stream. The resulting reaction between this corrosive condensate and the heat exchanger surface is commonly referred to as cold-end corrosion. This destructive mechanism is “designed out” of the AirBTU VPRR, making it the ideal Heat Exchanger for Sulfuric Acid Applications.
  • Eliminate stress failuresTemperature gradients across the tube bundle can lead to uneven stress concentrations at the tube-to-tube-sheet connections. These result in tubesheet failures with subsequent losses in production and costly repairs. We design in uniformity to eliminate this failure mode.
  • Reduce pressure drops. Our VPRR features a proprietary design that reduces pressure drops for the best energy efficiency.
  • Maximize thermal efficiency. Flow dynamics modeling is used to evaluate tube layouts and pass arrangements to create a symmetric design with optimal film coefficients and overall heat transfer rate. The resulting design requires less surface area and minimizes material and fabrication costs.
  • Minimize maintenance downtime. In addition to minimizing failures caused by cold end corrosion and uneven mechanical stresses, we can “design-out” the potential for fouling.

Process System Design

We combine our extensive heat/mass transfer knowledge and fabrication capabilities with design and process expertise. The result is optimal, proven processing technology while incurring the lowest possible capital and operating expenses (CAPEX/OPEX) for the customer. Ultimately, team understands that the engineering specifications for industrial process equipment are as different as the customers themselves. We are dedicated to working within your framework to provide the custom services that your job requires. To that end, we offer four options to address these needs:



  • Turnkey Packaged System — Custom designed skid package system may include instrumentation, PLC, HMI, piping, electric and platforms, ladders, and other safety features per job requirements
  • Consulting Services — Trouble-shooting, optimizing, and evaluating of existing plant operations
  • Engineering Design Package — Complete engineering and operations design and documentation including Haz-Op review on customer site, and controls and control instrument loops
  • Major Equipment Package — Exchangers, vessels, pumps, filters, controls, drums, tanks, etc.