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AMETEK’s Controls Southeast Inc. and Comprimo Join Forces to Introduce Alternative Sulphur Degassing Technology

Thursday, June 3, 2021

AMETEK’s Controls Southeast Inc. and Comprimo Join Forces to
Introduce Alternative Sulphur Degassing Technology

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 3, 2021) – Comprimo, Worley’s Sulphur Technology business, is now an authorized licensor for Controls Southeast Inc. (CSI), an AMETEK Company, for a new and patented sulphur degassing technology called ICOn™. To date, there is one ICOn™ unit in operation and two scheduled to start in 2021.

All sulphur recovery units produce liquid sulphur, which has a considerable amount of H2S and polysulphides dissolved in it. Before handling or transporting the liquid sulphur, these elements must be removed to prevent toxic releases or explosive conditions when using degassing technologies. By adding ICOn™ to the portfolio, Comprimo can now offer the Shell degassing (shared license with Shell) or the ICOn™ technology via CSI.

“For years, our customers have relied on CSI to help solve their toughest challenges. With our customers’ continued focus on sustainability and safety, there was a need for a better way to reduce emissions and make it safer to transport and handle sulphur. Licensing our ICOn® sulphur degassing technology to Comprimo’s Worley Sulphur Technology business provides our customers with a best-in-class solution that helps address these challenges,” says Thomas Willingham, Division Vice President and CSI Business Leader.

ICOn™ is a technology where the principle is to degas the liquid sulphur in a small vessel over a fixed bed catalyst that promotes the release of the dissolved H2S in the sulphur formed. ICOn™ uses less plot space while conveniently allowing the choice of multiple design configurations when considering the various inputs/outputs of sparging gases and liquid sulphur. This flexibility in design makes it very suitable for revamp situations. While the Shell degassing is better suited for newbuild facilities, the selection preference might change depending on the size and individual situation. With these two technologies available to customers, Comprimo will continue to deliver what is best for them in any situation.

“At the end of the day, it’s about helping our customers be good neighbors by contributing to a more sustainable world. Applying degassing technologies lowers emissions and helps ensure the sulphur handling and transportation are safer. We are pleased that ICOn™ technology from CSI, combined with our Shell degassing license, offers our customers options when it comes to degassing,” says Frank Scheel, Senior Vice President of Comprimo.

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About AMETEK Controls Southeast:
CSI is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom sulphur process equipment (ICOn™, SxSeal®, SxView™) and thermal maintenance solutions (ControTrace®, ControHeat®, jacketed piping) for piping, tanks, and vessels. CSI’s solutions are used in a broad range of critical industrial processes. CSI’s heated process solutions address a wide range of applications for oil and gas processing (sulphur recovery, heavy oil residuals, coking, and asphalt), petrochemicals, polymers, fibers, mining, fertilizers, building products, food, and pharmaceuticals. CSI is increasingly recognized around the world as a technical leader in addressing plant operational problems – whether in a sulphur recovery unit or any other processing units. CSI delivers value to its clients by engineering solutions that meet the most demanding technical requirements, while minimizing the overall system cost — including procurement, installation, and long-term operation costs. CSI is part of Thermal Process Management, a business unit within AMETEK Inc. AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion. For more information, visit