Since our very first meeting in 1994, Brimstone’s highly successful Vail Sulfur Recovery Symposium has become the premier meeting event for those interested in exchanging information and ideas relating to sulfur recovery. The Vail Symposium is held every September in beautiful Vail, Colorado. The focus of our Sulfur Symposia includes new and existing technologies, products, and services for operation of amine, Claus sulfur recovery, and tail gas treating processes. The Brimstone Vail Sulfur Symposium has proven so popular that the conference has had an attendee waiting list every year since 1999. This September, we will hold our 22nd Vail Sulfur Recovery Symposium and celebrate more than two decades of sharing valuable information with our industry. As always, the Open Floor Q&A sessions were very popular, prompting great discussions about sulfur recovery and amine treating. We look forward to hosting the Vienna Sulfur Symposium every year. The three keys to our success continue to be Format, Content, and Attendees. Although our Symposia have a format based on papers presented by a wide variety of industry and academic experts, the heart of the Brimstone Symposia is the interactive, open exchange of information between attendees, both during the sessions and after hours. Much of the meeting time is spent in Q&A and discussion of any and all topics related to sulfur processing. Because the open-floor discussions are never the same, we have many attendees who return year after year. The opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics in front of a room containing 1500+ years of sulfur experience is without equal. By limiting attendance to a moderate number, we help facilitate open discussion that is sometimes missing in larger conferences. Our attendees derive from a mix of operating companies, supply companies, and academia. This provides an excellent balance and creates an ideal atmosphere for sharing technical information and developing (and maintaining) contacts within the sulfur recovery industry.
“Compared to all sulfur/gas treating conferences, the Brimstone Sulfur Symposia:
1. Have the highest quality of technical papers;
2. Manage to maintain vivid discussions on design and operating issues among the attendees;
3. Include participation by the most sulfur/gas treating experts and operators alike;
4. Is the most desired conference to be attended by the industry operators for most updated design information/technology and feasible solutions to their operation issues.”
“The discussion was open and informative with good participation from the floor. Having leading equipment suppliers in the room was very useful; they were able to back up the theoretical discussions with available technology solutions. A very informative week: if the knowledge gained saves us from one sulphur plant trip or one injury, it’s an incredible value for the money.”