Amine Gas Sweetening and Sulphur Recovery

Training Amine Gas Sweetening and Sulphur Recovery

29 – 31 Januari 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
10 – 12 Februari 2015, New Saphir Hotel, Yogyakarta
04 – 06 Maret 2015, Ibis Style Hotel, Yogyakarta
07 – 09 April 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
12 – 14 Mei 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
23 – 25 Juni 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
01 – 03 Juli, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
04 – 06 Agustus 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
08 – 10 September 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
06 – 08 Oktober 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
17 – 19 November 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta
08 – 10 Desember 2015, Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta

The removal of acidic components (primarily H2S and CO2) from hydrocarbon streams can be broadly categorized as those depending on chemical reaction, or adsorption.

Processes employing each of these techniques are described. The principle process stream is the removal of the acid gases by counter flowing contact with an amine solution, commonly known as Amine Gas Sweetening.

The acidic components removed are termed acid gas streams (containing H2S,) and may be flared, incinerated, or converted to elemental sulphur in a Sulphur Recovery Unit. Various Sulphur Recovery processes (primarily The Modified Claus Process) are discussed.

What are the Goals?

Participants attending this programme will:

Demonstrate an understanding of Amine sweetening and Sulphur Recovery technologies.
Grasp an explanation of the key features of gas treating
Discuss the thermodynamics of gas processing
Identify the main process steps
Evaluate, monitor, and troubleshoot gas treating operations

Who is this Course for?

The course is specifically designed to be of substantial benefit to personnel within the Oil and Gas Industries such as:

Mechanical engineers,
Inspection engineers
Maintenance or project engineers.
Operations personnel

It is designed for both technical and non-technical personnel as well as operational staff at professional level employed in refineries, petrochemical, and oil and gas process industries.

It will serve as an introduction to acid gas removal and sulphur recovery technology for those who are unfamiliar with the subject and will also assist those who need the ability to progress to a detailed knowledge of the gas processing technologies.

Training Topics

Gas Sweetening

General Considerations and Safety
Types of Contaminants
Gas specifications
Heating Value
Sulphur Content
Water Content
Commercial Gases
Ethane Propane LPG

Alkanolamine Processes

Process Selection and Classification
Chemistry of Amine Gas Sweetening
Operating Problems
Selective Sweetening Systems
Process Flow and General Design Criteria / Guidelines
Formulated Solvents
Sterically Hindered Amines

Amine System Design

Design Procedures for Amine Systems:
amine absorber
amine circulation rates
flash drum
amine reboiler
amine stripper
overhead condenser and reflux accumulator
rich/lean amine exchanger
amine cooler
amine solution purification
materials of construction
General Operating Problems in Amine Processes:
solution degradation
amine reclaiming
foam inhibitors
corrosion inhibitors
General Considerations for Amine Processes:
inlet scrubbing
amine losses
amine-amine heat exchanger
amine regeneration

Sulphur Recovery

Claus Process Considerations and Modifications
Typical PFD – 3 Stage
Process Considerations
Mechanical Considerations
Tail Gas Handling
SO2 Recovery Process
H2S Recovery Process
Direct Oxidation Process
Liquid Redox

    The EUROCLAUS Concept
Claus Process Calculations and Exercises
Sulfur Product Specifications
Sulfur Storage and Handling
Safety and Environmental Considerations
Sulfur Recovery
Troubleshooting: what can go wrong
Course review and evaluation