Wolfram Schalk

BEkAt


Beratung für
Eigenkonstruktion und Anlagentechnik
in Gasreinigungs- und Schwefelsäureanlagen


Consulting
Propriety Equipment & Plant Engineering
for Gascleaning- / Sulfuric Acid Plants

About Me

First names: Wolfram
Last name: Schalk
Year of birth: 1950
Education:
Dipl. Ing, TU, 1979 at Ruhr University Bochum
In General:     Mechanical Engineering
Main Field:     Thermal Process Engineering

Contact

+49 172 8840774

Professional Career

  • since 2015

    BEkAt

    Entrepreneur
    Consulting Propriety Equipment & Plant Engineering for Gascleaning- / Sulfuric Acid Plants

  • 2015 - 2012

    Outotec GmbH

    Senior Technology Manager & Head of Propriety Equipment Design Department
    for Sulphuric Acid and Gas Cleaning Plants

  • 2011 - 2009

    Outotec GmbH

    Senior Technology Manager
    for Sulphuric Acid and Gas Cleaning Plants

  • 2009 - 2006

    Outokumpu Technology GmbH

    Senior Technology Manager
    for Sulphuric Acid and Gas Cleaning Plants

  • 2005 - 2001

    Outokumpu - Lurgi Metallurgie GmbH

    Head of Plant Engineering Department
    for Sulphuric Acid and Gas Cleaning Plants

  • 2000 - 1994

    Lurgi Metallurgie GmbH

    Head of Plant Engineering Department
    for Sulphuric Acid and Gas Cleaning Plants

  • 1994 - 1986

    Lurgi Chemie und Huettentechnik GmbH

    Head of Plant Engineering Department
    for Sulphuric Acid Plants

  • 1986 - 1984

    Lurgi Chemie und Huettentechnik GmbH

    Deputy Head of Plant Engineering Department
    for Sulphuric Acid Plants

  • 1984 - 1979

    Lurgi Chemie und Huettentechnik GmbH

    Plant Engineer
    for sulphuric acid plants including stress calculation for vessels (e.g. Converter) and trouble shooting

Inventions

17 inventions by Wolfram Schalk & Colleagues in the last 8 year

Excerpt of the inventions:

For Plant Units

  • Heat Recovery System HEROS

For Propriety Equipment

  • Converter
  • Gas-Gas Heat Exchanger
  • Towers
  • Venturi Quench System

For Plant Components

  • Irrigation System
  • Water Injection
  • Gas Mixing System

Advisory Service Activities

Engineering / Technology Companies - Sulphuric Acid & Gas Cleaning Plants
- not anymore possible since 15.Nov 2015 due to contractually link to an Engineering / Technoligy Company
(On demand) Suppliers of Plant Components & Operations of Sulphuric Acid Plants

For Replacement of Propriety Equipment and Modifications of Gasducts Routing

  • Recommandations for modifications / improvements to reduce invest costs or to extent life time of equipment
  • Stress calculations with Partner for vessels ansd ducts acc. EN Pressure Vessel Code or ASME IIX Div. 2 (Div 1 if required by client)
  • for Scheduled Major Maintanance Plant Shut Down
    • Consultance for unexpected required repair work
    • Recommendation for preventive maintanance

For Unexpected Damage of Propriety Equipment

  • fact finding of reasons due to
    • process conditions (e.g. Temperature, Pressure, Acid Concentration, Flow Dynamics)
    • Mechanical Stresses by internal & external Loads incl. deformation / buckling
    • Thermal-Stresses
  • recommandations for repair work

Especially for Vendors

  • Improvements & Development of Propriety Equipment Design Criterias
    (except Hot- & Wet ESP - not enough experience available because designed by Vendors)