19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2010 , 2010-08-28

Title : ( Investigating various cooling scenarios to increase the capacity of an Iranian natural gas treating unit )

Authors: Akbar Shahsavand ,

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Khangiran refinery sour gas feed has been acquired from Mozdouran reservoir in the past twenty seven years. In this period, the reservoir pressure has been dropped severely. It is anticipated that the pressure decrease will continue in the near future. This considerable reduction in reservoir pressure has lead to appreciable increase in sour gas temperature entering the gas treating unit (GTU) due to Joule-Thompson effect. Such temperature increase had various adverse effects on the performance of the GTU process (e.g. higher contactors temperature peaks and larger antifoam consumptions). A variety of cooling scenarios have been considered in the present article. The required cooling facilities were designed for lowering the temperature of sour gas or lean solvent by air or water. The corresponding entire GTU processes were then simulated using Aspen software. The simulation results indicate that the sour gas cooling scenario is not sufficiently effective because of the temperature peak encountered in the absorption towers. Furthermore, although the solvent cooling strategy was more effective from both economical point of view and its impact on the contactor temperature profile, however it may lead to some operational difficulties resulting from heavy hydrocarbons condensation. To avoid such predicaments, both sour gas and lean solvent streams should be cooled simultaneously via air coolers.

Keywords

, Cooling, Scenarios, Joul Thomson,
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@inproceedings{paperid:1015585,
author = {Shahsavand, Akbar},
title = {Investigating various cooling scenarios to increase the capacity of an Iranian natural gas treating unit},
booktitle = {19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2010},
year = {2010},
location = {پراگ},
keywords = {Cooling; Scenarios; Joul Thomson; Contactor},
}

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%T Investigating various cooling scenarios to increase the capacity of an Iranian natural gas treating unit
%A Shahsavand, Akbar
%J 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2010
%D 2010

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