NGL Extraction, Stabilization and Fractionation for Operations and Maintenance- OT-42

Discipline: Operations & Maintenance
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. William (Bill) Finch
  • Mr. Danny van Schie
  • Mr. Stuart Watson


  • About the course
  • Designed For
  • You will learn
  • Course Content
This course is designed to deliver the basic knowledge required for understanding operating issues in NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) extraction and stabilization/fractionation. The course content is customizable to meet clients' needs at no additional cost.
Plant and facility operations and maintenance technicians, supervisors, and managers.
  • About the various unit operations required in gas processing and how they impact one another
  • Conditions that favor hydrate formation, and methods to mitigate hydrates (hydrate inhibition)
  • Principles and operations of gas compressors (centrifugal / screws / reciprocating)
  • Principles, operations, and troubleshooting mechanical refrigeration systems (propane economized systems)
  • Molecular sieve dehydration operations and issues
  • Operating principles, typical performance, and issues in NGL extraction processes (refrigeration / JT valve / turbo expanders)
  • NGL stabilization and fractionation principles, operations, controls, and common operating problems
  • Overview of gas processing
  • Water / hydrocarbon behavior (hydrates and hydrate inhibition)
  • Compression
  • Mechanical refrigeration
  • Molecular sieve dehydration
  • NGL extraction (refrigeration with MEG inhibition, valve expansion, turbo expanders)
  • Fractionation fundamentals
  • Physical properties of hydrocarbons
  • Phase behavior of hydrocarbons
  • Troubleshooting