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2023 Papers

73rd Annual Laurance Reid
Gas Conditioning Conference

2023 Papers and Posters


Fundamentals of Gas Treating with Amines and Chemical Solvents
Jenny Seagraves; Bart Welch - Chevron; Mike Sheilan - Amine Experts International

An introductory course on the use of chemical solvents such as amines for acid gas removal.


Why Amine Systems Fail – An in-depth Study of Amine System Failures in Gas Plants
Mike Sheilan, Ben Spooner - Amine Experts International; Philip Le Grange

Major problems of amine systems in gas plants were identified by analyzing over 250 cases of amine system failure investigated by Amine Experts and others industry leaders over the last 20+ years. 

The Impact of Aerosol Contamination on RSV Efficiency
Carl Hahn - Transend Solutions, LLC.

Carbon Capture Demonstration Project within a Canadian Heavy Oil Production Facility
Walid ElMoudir, Ahmed Aboudheir - Delta Clean Tech, Inc.

Advancements in Retrofits for Existing NGL Recovery Plants
Michael Pierce, Scott Miller, Allen Erickson, John Wilkinson - Honeywell UOP; Gerry Wooten - Mustang Gas Products; Raj Patel - Brazos Midstream

An Analysis of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers and their Associated GHG Emissions
Jay Whitaker - DCP Midstream

An analysis of GHG emissions, reliability, and maintenance / testing requirements of Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers will be presented and compared to other waste gas disposal methods.

Monomethylamine Versus Monoethanolamine Triazine Scavengers
Rohen Prinsloo, Kevin L. Lesage, Nancy Chou, Melerin Madekufamba, Herman H. Wan, Robert Marriott - Alberta Sulphur Research LTD / University of Calgary

The lifecycle of triazine byproducts, which phase the products will partition into and the significance of the decomposition products in hydrocarbon fluid applications.

Flue Gas: Do you know what is in there?
Gerald Vorberg, Mohamed Anas, Jesse Santos, Blake Morell - BASF

A summary of potential flue gas impurities, their impacts on the carbon capture unit, and mitigation technologies/best practices to maintain a healthy system.

Introduction to Carbon Capture
Jenny Seagraves

How Better Understanding of SRU Incinerators Can Simultaneously Save Money and Reduce Emissions
Gerald Bohme, Peter Seville - Sulphur Experts, Inc.

A detailed review of the state and federal regulations regarding H2S incineration, and of the incinerator operating conditions required to achieve them.

Review of Heat Stable Salt Formation and Mitigation in Amine Systems
Jason Binz - Dow Oil and Gas

Review of common heat stables salts seen in amine systems, how they affect plant performance, and some techniques to remove them from the system.

Hydrogen from Hydrogen Sulfide in Natural Gas Production and Processing
Ryan J. Gillis - Thiozen, Inc.

A chemical cycle producing hydrogen from hydrogen sulfide and water is shown with applications related to natural gas production and processing.

COS and Mercaptans Removal from Gases
Prashanth Chandran, Harnoor Kaur, Jeffrey Weinfeld, Ralph Weiland, Nathan Hatcher - Optimized Gas Treating, Inc

In this paper, OGT presents the development of a rate-based model and simulation studies for the removal of COS and mercaptans from gas streams.

The Valkyrie Process and Renewable Fuels: Moving into Greener Pastures
Peter Photos, John Bourdon - Streamline Innovations, Inc.

Busting a Myth: More Regen Cycles Don’t Always Degrade Mole Sieve Faster
P. Scott Northrop - Northrop Consulting; Paul Northrop - CFD Research Corportation

A mole sieve bed that lasted 17 years before being changed out led to the development of a simple regeneration model that has surprising implications.

Thiosulfates on a Starry Night: The Story of Microbiologically Induced Corrosion in an Amine Reboiler System
Adel Morhart, Irina Shchegoleva - Brenntag Canada

Failure analysis of amine reboiler shell finds aggressive terrace-type pits in the vapour space. The most likely culprit: thiosulfate reducing bacteria (TSRB).

Lean Amine quality Challenges to avoid H2S breakthrough at Gas Sweetening Unit
Muhammad Rizwan Tariq - Saudi Aramco

Success Story to resolve the amine quality challenges in Acid Gas Removal Unit which struggle to meet the treated gas spec and could not achieve the unit processing capacity.


Vent Gas Mercury Vapor Capture through Application of Ozonated Mercury Abatement Packing (OMAP)
Brian Benn, Leslie Morrison, Catherine Hillard - Calpine Corporation

A process is described wherein ozone and hydrogen sulfide produce a mercury sulfide adsorbent. Chemical reactions and design calculations are included.

How about Capturing CO2 and Generating H2 via Advanced Sulfur Recover Technology in this Energy Transition Era
Denny Li, Marcus Weber, Thomas K. Chow - Flour Energy Solutions

Review of case studies on how a SRU/TGTU plant within Sour Gas facilities can facilitate CO2 capture and generate H2 using advanced SRU technologies.

Controlling Soot in Sulfur Recovery and Tail Gas Treating Units by Applying Foulant Analysis, Materials, and Methods Adapted from Hydroprocessing
Marianne Hensel, Austin Schneider - Crystaphase Products, Inc.

End user applies data-driven methodology that helps mitigate pressure drop in sulfur recovery units and tail gas treating units, while increasing on-stream efficiency and reducing catalyst deactivation.  

Mitigation of dithiazine fouling in oxygenate/methanol removal process in a NGL plant
Jay Corwin, Javier Gonzales, Greg Yu, Xiomara Price, Noah Weiss, Rich Irwin, Reese Times, Hitesh Bagaria - Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions


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