Safurex® to ‘Star’ at Nitrogen + Syngas 2019

SAFUREX® Star* tubing.

Set to take center stage at the Sandvik booth at this year’s Nitrogen + Syngas conference and exhibition, is the renowned Safurex® brand. The range has now been expanded to include, Safurex® Star* which will be on show for the duration of the event.

Sandvik is one of the leading sponsors of the event, which includes sponsorship of the hotel key cards and the conference WiFi provision, which can be accessed with a special Safurex® password.

In addition, Barinder Ghai, Regional Technical Marketing Manager EMEA, Application Products, will be speaking at the conference on the importance of pigtail materials in steam reforming. This is part of an overall session on construction materials on Thursday 7 March with Barinder presenting at 9.30 – 10am.

Safurex® Star* is an advanced alloy for use with high pressure (HP) strippers, developed by Sandvik in collaboration with Stamicarbon BV for improving the performance of heat exchanger tubing in challenging urea production environments. It is a super-duplex steel for improved corrosion resistance in heat exchanger tubes that operate at high pressures and temperatures. It also has enhanced mechanical properties which help lower plant investment costs. Safurex® is exclusively used in plants licensed by Stamicarbon.

The commercial synthesis of urea takes place globally with hundreds of millions of tonnes produced each year. Its uses include nitrogen-release fertilizer in agriculture and chemical processes. Urea is also applied in vehicles to combat nitrogen oxide emissions and other industries like, medicine and cosmetics manufacture.

Oscar Johansson, Global Product Manager Heat Exchanger & Fertilizer Tubing within Sandvik said: “We can see that there is a great need for urea, especially related to the growing population in the world. A lot of new urea plants are being built, particularly in China and India to meet up with the expected future need.”

Christoph Bradter, Field Sales Manager, Sales & Technical Marketing, Tubular Products for Sandvik, said: “We’re all looking forward to the Nitrogen & Syngas event which this year is taking place in Berlin. Our Safurex® brand is well known in the industry as providing the solution for use in urea production and we now have a new exciting product, Safurex® Star*.

“It is also great to see Barinder Ghai speaking at the event. Barinder is renowned for his level of knowledge and expertise and we’re sure his presentation will prove to be both enlightening and useful for delegates.”

At booth Number 35, Sandvik will be focusing on its combination of knowledge, expertise and product excellence. The team will be on hand throughout the event to discuss the many features and benefits of Sandvik products, as well as helping customers solve any specific corrosion issues they may have.

Visitors to the Sandvik booth are invited to come and discuss the benefits of using the Safurex® brand and by leaving their business card at the booth, will participate in a prize draw. The winner will be presented with a mini iPad.

The draw will take place on Thursday morning 7 March, with the winner being announced at the end of the final two conference sessions at 10.30am. The prize can be collected by the winner at the Sandvik booth during the break between 10.30 - 11.00am.