70th ANNUAL LAURANCE REID
GAS CONDITIONING CONFERENCE


PAPERS SELECTED FOR THE FEBRUARY 2020 CONFERENCE.

FUNDAMENTALS PAPER SELECTED

Fundamentals of Dehydration
Pierre Crevier, Randal Askey, Darryl Mamrosh, and Michael Sheilan


PAPERS SELECTED FOR PRESENTATION

Investigating Ammonia Formation from Amine Degradation under sour conditions at Regenerator - Reboiler Conditions
M. Madekufamba, D. Mercer, N. Chou, R. A. Marriott  - Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd

This paper presents rates of formation of ammonia from amine degradation under sour service at regenerator-reboiler conditions. Ammonia formation rates under both oxidising and non-oxidising conditions are explored.

Sorbent-based Process for Organic Sulfur Removal from Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids
G. Alptekin, F. Kugler, J. Hohman - SulfaTrap, LLC

SulfaTrap LLC is offering a new regenerable sorbent-based desulfurization process that can remove H2S and organic sulfur contaminants from gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon streams. 

Lessons Learned for the Development of a Robust Pipeline Integrity Management Program
P. Conrad - Assured Flow Solutions, LLC

Designing Glycol Dehydration Units that Utilize Stahl Columns with Stripping Gas
P. A. Carmody - OTSO Energy Solutions, LLC

Stahl column height and stripping gas rate relationships are developed to show how lean glycol can be stripped to meet any needed dehydration spec.

Solving Pressure Relief Valve and Piping Capacity Problems in the Gas Conditioning Industry
T. A. Kerr, D. B. Myers, B. D. Piggott, A. E. Vance - Trimeric Corporation

Avoid costly piping rework and downtime in existing PRV installations by leveraging interrelationships between PRV relief loads, type, capacity, and relief inlet/outlet piping hydraulic design.

Shaybah NGL Efforts to Mitigate Feed Quality Challenges
M. Rumaih; A. Altratoee, H. Ali, A. Ghamdi - Saudi Aramco

The paper is highlighting the extensive efforts to restore the Acid Gas Removal unit capacity limitations, and eliminate amine absorber foaming due to bad feed quality.

Hydrocarbon Removal from Sour Water Systems
M. Thundyil, D. Seeger, and E. McIntosh - Transcend Solutions

Hydrocarbons contaminate sour-water.  The long-residence time solution is not effective and exchanger and stripper fouling is endemic.  A case-study of contamination removal from sour water is presented. 

Economies of CO2 Recovery in Gas Treatment Facilities
B. Piggott, R. McKaskle, Trimeric Corporation; K. Tracy, Cornerpost CO2, LLC

Paper explores the economics of capturing CO2 from gas treatment facility emissions in light of government (federal and state) incentives. 

Remove Methanol from NGL Using a alternate Extraction Technology
S. C. Maydak, E. Lowry, Y. Yuan; D. Thomas - Pentair Oil and Gas

There are several different available technologies to remove methanol from an NGL stream. Polarex Technology provides highly efficient extraction and separation of methanol and oxygenates from NGL.

Closed Loop Vapor Control of Atmospheric Tanks
A. Meyer, ZAP Engineering; J. Markeveys, Occidental Petroleum

Closed Loop Vapor Control is the latest development in eliminating venting from atmospheric tanks and replaces formal Vapor Control Analysis Design Analysis (Quad Oa).

Flame Arrestor Plugging Issues and Solutions 
D. Fortin, KC Agwu - Halker Consulting

Discussion of causes, solutions, and impacts related to flame arrestor plugging as seen through case studies. Overview of alternate flashback protection methods.

BASF Amine Stabilizer and Nalco Intercept Corrosion Control for gas treating amines
J. Santos, M. Mancuso, R. Gonzalez - BASF and NALCO Water

We’ll review the application of BASF’s Amine Stabilizer Technology with Nalco Water’s Intercept Corrosion control system to retard oxygen degradation of amines in natural gas plants.

Valkyrie – A Revolutionary H2S Removal Technology, i.e., REDOX REBORN!
J. Bourdon, P. Photos - Streamline Innovations Inc.

The Valkyrie(TM) process improves chelated iron based H2S removal.  Chelant chemistry, produced sulfur quality, and solid sulfur handling are improved over current redox technologies.  Results form several new Valkyrie installations is discussed.

Liquid Carryover Detection to Improve Foam Management
P. Stockwell - Process Vision Limited

Gas/liquid separator performance is a common cause of process failures. Using new image processing technology, alarms can be activated when foam or contamination is detected.

Can Stripping Really Occur in Amine Contactors
K. Ross, J. Cantrell - Bryan Research and Engineering, LLC

Stripping can occur in contactors only under very specific conditions. This paper discusses when stripping can occur, when it cannot, and the potential ramifications.


POSTERS SELECTED FOR PRESENTATION

Operating Costs and Media Velocity of Solid-Liquid Separators
M. Thundyil, E. McIntosh, D. Seeger - Transcend Solutions

Operating costs and change-out frequency of solid removal devices is an ongoing industry concern.  A case-study of how media velocity was used to reduce operating costs is presented. 

A New Sorbent-based Nitrogen Rejection Technology from Natural Gas
G. Alptekin, F. Kugler, J. Hohman - SulfaTrap, LLC.; B. Gushlaw, M. Cesario, A. Jayaraman - TDA Research, Inc,

SulfaTrap, LLC is developing a new pressure swing adsorption-based separation system that can selectively remove N2 (and CO2) from natural gas that meet the Btu requirement of the sale gas.

SourCat Modular Catalytic Sulfur Recovery Process
P. Dimick, K. Webb, H. Wright, B. Tatarchuk - IntraMicron, Inc.

SourCat is a direct-treat catalytic sulfur recovery technology that selectively partially oxidizes hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans into elemental sulfur.


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