This short course is from the industry-standard Gas Conditioning and Process course (G-4), known globally as the Campbell Gas Course. This unique, blended course is delivered in the following format:
4 hours prerequisite e-Learning modules (participants may test out)
3 hours required e-Learning modules
2 hours virtual, instructor-led session, 9:00-11:00 CDT (GMT-5)
1.5 hours e-Learning modules
2 hours virtual, instructor-led session, 9:00-11:00 CDT (GMT-5)Click here to see the full G-4 Short Course listing
Acid gas removal is an important gas conditioning step that is required for natural gas streams that contain moderate to large amounts of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. The treated gas specification depends upon the downstream requirements, for example if it needs to meet a pipeline tariff specification or if it is flowing to a natural gas liquefaction facility where the specifications will be much more stringent.
Amine acid gas removal units are by far the most common technology used to remove these compounds from natural gas streams. This short course covers different acid gas removal technologies, with a strong focus on natural gas amine treating.
The self-paced online modules cover the following content:
- Acid Gas Removal ? this module covers the various technology options commercially available
- Acid Gas Removal by Amines
- Types of Internals in Mass Transfer Columns
- Sulfur Recovery and Tail Gas Treating (optional)
- Acid Gas Injection (optional)
- NGL Product Treating (optional)
The virtual instructor lead lecture will cover simple methods to estimate the amine circulation rate for treating a gas stream with and without CO2 slip. In addition, maintaining a water balance in this process unit is critical. The method to estimate a water balance will be presented, as well as the key factors that affect the degree of sweetening (or acid gas removal) possible.
The problem assignment will allow the participants to practice the methods presented in the virtual instructor lead lecture. The problem set will provide additional insight into the practical aspects of amine treating.
The virtual, instructor-led debrief will work through the insights gained by in the problem assignment. Common operating problems and potential solutions will be discussed. During the round table discussion, the participants will be able to share their experiences and to ask detailed questions to the group.
Prerequisites (of which participants can test out) include Basic Conversion, Gas and Liquid Physical Properties, Pure Component Phase Behavior, Multicomponent Phase Behavior, Non-hydrocarbon Components Effect on Phase Envelopes, Fundamental Applications of Phase Envelopes, Water Content of Sweet and Sour Natural Gas
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