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Infinite Recycle Impacts on Compression Systems

This TOTM will discuss the phenomenon of infinite recycles and their impacts on design, troubleshooting and optimization to increase oil production simply by adjusting setpoint. As well as flaring reduction, unconventionals, identification and solutions. Question: If you have an infinite recycle of LPG in your gas processing plant, how much horsepower does your compression system need? Answer: Infinite LiquefiedContinue Reading

Estimate BETX Absorption in TEG Dehydration Process

BETX stands for benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylene, a group of compounds that all belong to the broader category of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Benzene and ethylbenzene are known carcinogens, and have also been shown to cause blood disorders, impact the central nervous system and the reproductive system.  Additionally, Toluene may affect the reproductive, respiratoryContinue Reading

Low Temperature Methane Gas Water Content

In the past tips of the month (October, November, December 2007, January 2011, February, September 2014. And April 2015), we studied in detail the water phase behaviors of sweet and sour natural gases and acid gas systems. We evaluated the accuracy of different methods for estimating the water content of sweet and sour natural gasesContinue Reading

Oil Dehydration Design Error Found in Most Designs Worldwide

This tip of the month (TOTM) discusses how to “avoid a costly design error found in most oil dehydration systems worldwide”. Are you having reverse emulsion problems? Are you having problems meeting your discharge oil in water specifications.   An area to look for immediately is the Process Flow Diagram (PFD).  Normally systems work as theyContinue Reading

Get the most from your asset with this checklist

Finding Opportunities Checklist This Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses places to look for opportunities to increase production quickly. I’ll discuss the concepts, techniques, and later where to look for and find opportunities….to be able to answer the Key Question: “Are we getting the most from our Asset?” Do you know how your asset makes money? Continue Reading

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