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Repairing a Molten Sulfur Tank that is in operation
October 5, 2012
Q. Dear Sir,
How can I repair a small leak at the carbon steel molten sulfur [affil link] tank without drain off the tank. The leak was found at the nozzle neck. Please advise.
Engineering & Construction - Malaysia
A. Hi, Adric. Molten sulfur is not within my area of experience, but it sounds like a hellish problem :-)
I understand that in addition to the fact that the H2S that it generates is highly toxic, it's also combustible. Maybe someone with wide experience in this area will advise you differently, but I'd say forget it, the tank must be emptied before attempting repair. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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