Gas Dehydration and Amine Sweetening for Operations & Maintenance - OT-41

Discipline: Operations & Maintenance
Level: Foundation
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About the course
This course will provide the basic knowledge required for understanding operating issues in natural gas amine sweetening and dehydration units. This course is customizable to client needs.
Designed For
Plant and facility operations and maintenance technicians, supervisors, and managers.
You will learn
  • Basic principles of gas processing
  • The physical properties of natural gas and NGL components
  • Practical application of the principles of hydrocarbon phase behavior
  • Types of dehydration processes: absorption, adsorption, and condensation
  • To determine the water content of produced natural gas
  • The problems and dangers of hydrate formation
  • Effective methods of hydrate inhibition
  • Principles and operational elements of TEG gas dehydration
  • Principles and operational elements of mole sieve gas dehydration
  • Effects of acid gasses
  • Principles and operational elements of amine sweetening
Course Content
  • Properties of hydrocarbons
  • Phase behavior fundamentals
  • Mass transfer operations: absorption and stripping; trays vs. packing
  • Water/hydrocarbon behavior
  • TEG equipment
  • TEG system operating procedures and problems
  • Care of the TEG solution
  • Mole sieve gas dehydration
  • Operation and adsorbent life
  • Mole sieve operating problems and troubleshooting
  • Amine gas sweetening
  • Amine system operating procedures and problems