Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual

by Maurice Stewart, Maurice Stewart, Ken Arnold

Gulf Professional Publishing | October 15, 2011 | Other

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Although the processing of natural gas is in many respects less complicated than the processing and refining of crude oil, it is equally as necessary before its use by end users. The actual process used to separate oil from natural gas, as well as the equipment that is used, can vary widely. Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual provides engineers with the ability to understand and select the most efficient and cost effective method to fit their individual needs. Designed for engineers, technologists, and operations personnel involved in the design and operation of gas processing facilities, the book starts with an explanation of the terms and theories used throughout the industry. This is followed by clear and rigorous exposition of sweetness processes such as Solid Bed Adsorption, Chemical Solvents, Physical Solvents, Distillation, and Gas Permeation. Exercises appear at the conclusion of each chapter with hints in addition to full solutions.

Other topics include Design Procedure, Design Examples, Problems and Practical Solutions, Value of NGL Components, Liquid Recovery Process, Absorption/Lean Oil Process, Joule-Thomson, Refrigeration and Cryogenic (Expansion Turbine) Plants. Chapters involving applications cover Direct Conversion of H2S to Sulfur, Removal of H2S to Meet Pipeline Qualities, Removal of CO2to Meet Pipeline Qualities and Selection Charts.

Engineers and process designers will find this text a valuable guide to gas sweetening process and equipment, both in terms of its application to efficient and cost effective operations. It will prove particularly useful to readers who want a "quick reference" guide to field operations and procedures as well as those readers who wish to increase their knowledge of best practices.



Rigorous exposition of all natural gas sweetness processes

Equipment and process trouble-shooting techniques

Tips for diagnosing and solving equipment and process problems

Exercises appear at the conclusion of each chapter

Format: Other

Dimensions: 200 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 in

Published: October 15, 2011

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1856179834

ISBN - 13: 9781856179836

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Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual

Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual

by Maurice Stewart, Maurice Stewart, Ken Arnold, Ken Arnold

Format: Other

Dimensions: 200 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 in

Published: October 15, 2011

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1856179834

ISBN - 13: 9781856179836

Table of Contents

Part One: Gas Sweetening

Introduction

Section One: Acid Gas Considerations

Section Two: Sweetening Processes

Section Three: Solid Bed Absorption

Section Four: Chemical Solvents

Section Five: Physical Solvents

Section Six: Direct Conversion oh H2S to Sulfur

Section Seven: Distillation Process

Section Eight: Gas Permeation Process

Section Nine: Design Procedure

Section Ten: Design Examples

Section Eleven: Problems and Practical Solutions

Part Two: Gas Processing

Section One: Gas Processing Overview

Section Two: NGL Recovery

Section Three: Value of NGL Components

Section Four: Liquid Recovery Process

Section Five: Absorption/Lean Oil Process

Section Six: Joule-Thomson

Section Seven: Refrigeration

Section Eight: Cryogenic (Expansion Turbine) Plants

Section Nine: Process Selection

Section Ten: Fractionation

Section Eleven: Design Considerations

From the Publisher

Although the processing of natural gas is in many respects less complicated than the processing and refining of crude oil, it is equally as necessary before its use by end users. The actual process used to separate oil from natural gas, as well as the equipment that is used, can vary widely. Gas Sweetening and Processing Field Manual provides engineers with the ability to understand and select the most efficient and cost effective method to fit their individual needs. Designed for engineers, technologists, and operations personnel involved in the design and operation of gas processing facilities, the book starts with an explanation of the terms and theories used throughout the industry. This is followed by clear and rigorous exposition of sweetness processes such as Solid Bed Adsorption, Chemical Solvents, Physical Solvents, Distillation, and Gas Permeation. Exercises appear at the conclusion of each chapter with hints in addition to full solutions.

Other topics include Design Procedure, Design Examples, Problems and Practical Solutions, Value of NGL Components, Liquid Recovery Process, Absorption/Lean Oil Process, Joule-Thomson, Refrigeration and Cryogenic (Expansion Turbine) Plants. Chapters involving applications cover Direct Conversion of H2S to Sulfur, Removal of H2S to Meet Pipeline Qualities, Removal of CO2to Meet Pipeline Qualities and Selection Charts.

Engineers and process designers will find this text a valuable guide to gas sweetening process and equipment, both in terms of its application to efficient and cost effective operations. It will prove particularly useful to readers who want a "quick reference" guide to field operations and procedures as well as those readers who wish to increase their knowledge of best practices.



Rigorous exposition of all natural gas sweetness processes

Equipment and process trouble-shooting techniques

Tips for diagnosing and solving equipment and process problems

Exercises appear at the conclusion of each chapter

About the Author

Ken Arnold is a Senior Technical Advisor for WorleyParsons in Houston, TX. Spanning over 50 years of experience, he spent 16 years' in facilities engineering, project engineering and engineering management with Shell before forming Paragon Engineering Services in 1980. Arnold retired from Paragon in 2007 and formed K Arnold Consulting, Inc. In 2010, he joined WorleyParsons as part-time advisor while still managing the consulting firm. He participated in the initial development of several API safety related Recommended Practices including RP 75 and RP 14J and most recently was Chair of the National Academies Committee on Evaluating the Effectiveness of Offshore Safety and Environmental Management Systems. He has served on the Board of SPE as its first Director of Projects, Facilities and Construction and then later as VP Finance. He is currently Treasurer of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. Arnold has a BSCE degree from Cornell and MS degree from Tulane and has taught facilities engineering in the University of Houston Petroleum Engineering program and for several oil companies. He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of Tulane University, Cornell University and the Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board of the University of Houston. Recently, Ken received the 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award, considered one of the highest recognitions anyone can achieve in the offshore industry, at this y
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