Dae-A Energy is an affiliated company of SP tank terminal, whose main activities involve the storage and loading/unloading of liquid bulk products (petroleum, chemicals, etc.). To its business further and diversify its export operations, in 2019 it founded its subsidiary Dae-A Energy, specializing in sulphur. The problem, however, was that in its liquid state sulphur is extremely difficult to store and transport. For Dae-A Energy, the question, therefore, arose as to how liquid sulphur might best be solidified. The answer? By means of pastillation and the specialist expertise of the Berndorf Band Group.
Unique Pastillation System with High Quality and Excellent Production Capacity
In the pastillation process, the liquid product is applied in the form of drops to a Steel Belt that is cooled by water sprayed on the bottom side of the Steel Belt. The Berndorf Band Group has developed the BernDrop® pastillation system with High-Capacity Shell for a high production capacity. The innovative drill pattern used, creates more holes on the shell surface and allows the production of pastilles with a diameter of about 3 to 4 mm | 0.12 to 0.16 in. By increasing the total number of holes on the rotating shell to decrease the pastille size a higher capacity can be reached. Another benefit is that due to the special surface design the shell is three times thicker than the standard commercially available ones. A fact that reduces the sulphur temperature by about 4 °C | 39 °F and as a result, more spherical pastilles can be produced. In turn, this reduces the risk of sharp corners and edges, creating less dust residue.
Infinite Benefits with Berndorf Band Group´s Solidification and Cooling Systems
Thanks to the innovative hole pattern of the High-Capacity Shell, the Berndorf Band Group has succeeded in enabling a higher intake temperature for the liquid sulphur. This reduces the sensitivity of the system during the solidification process, thereby making a sophisticated temperature control system unnecessary. In addition, several tests have shown that the solidification machines can be operated at a higher cooling water temperature (between 20 – 32 °C | 68 – 90 °F) with still high production capacity. This means that a local water tank (without an additional water cooler) is sufficient for production, resulting in considerable savings in investment and operating costs.