Sulfur Containment Construction Detailing for Durable Service

For decades, molten sulfur containment has been successfully provided by reinforced concrete structures placed in the ground for process stream delivery. These subsurface Sulfur Pits temporarily accommodate elemental sulfur extracted from the hydrocarbonprocess stream. The structures then convey the molten sulfur via suction pumping to various modes of transportation that can include barges, railcars or tanker trucks.Regardless of the mode of transportation, the storage requires that the sulfur staymolten and the surrounding environment be protected from accidental ingress/egress of contaminants from the process stream. When correctly designed and constructed, subsurface Sulfur Pits can remain in service far beyond their original design service life..