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Get the most from your asset with this checklist

Written on April 4, 2017 at 8:19 am, by

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

Benchmarking Against Physics – Increasing Production Today, Not Tomorrow

Written on March 8, 2017 at 9:32 am, by

This Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses how to increase production today, quickly, and for zero CAPEX. I’ll discuss the concepts, techniques, and where to look for and find opportunities, so we can answer the key question: “Are we getting the most from our asset?”   Many companies use benchmarking data shared anonymously with otherContinue Reading

Pressure Effect on the Condensate Stabilizer Column Performance – Part 5

Written on February 1, 2017 at 10:10 am, by

This tip is the follow up of January 2017 tip of the month (TOTM) [1] which investigated a non-refluxed condensate stabilizer column having a split design where a portion of the feed is pre-heated by heat exchange with the bottoms product (see also page 352 of Reference [2]). The remainder of the feed is fedContinue Reading

Non-Refluxed Split-Feed Condensate Stabilizer Column – Part 4

Written on January 12, 2017 at 9:48 am, by

This tip is the follow up of December 2016 tip of the month (TOTM) [2] which investigated the benefits of having a water-draw and its optimum location in a non-refluxed condensate stabilizer column. That tip simulated the performance of an operating condensate stabilizer column equipped with a side water-draw tray to remove liquid water andContinue Reading

Water-Draw in a Non-Refluxed Condensate Stabilizer Column – Part 3

Written on December 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm, by

This tip is the follow up of the previous tips (April and May 2016) [1-2], which investigated the benefits of having a water-draw and its optimum location in a condensate stabilizer column [see chapter 16 of reference 3]. It will simulate the performance of an operating condensate stabilizer column equipped with side water-draw tray toContinue Reading

Charts and Correlation for Estimating Methanol Removal in TEG Gas Dehydration Process

Written on November 11, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

The TEG (triethylene glycol) gas dehydration process removes a considerable amount of methanol from a wet gas stream. if the methanol content of the wet gas is high, the dry gas may still retain high methanol content and can cause operational troubles in the downstream processes.   Continuing the October 2010 tip of the monthContinue Reading

Estimating Methanol Removal in the Gas Sweeting Process

Written on October 4, 2016 at 3:56 pm, by

Charts and Correlations for Estimating Methanol Removal in the Gas Sweetening Process   The gas-sweetening process by amines like methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) removes a considerable amount of methanol from a sour gas stream. Moreover, if the methanol content of the sour gas is high, the sweet gas may still retain high methanol content and can causeContinue Reading

Estimating Methanol Removal in the NGL Sweetening Process

Written on September 2, 2016 at 11:19 am, by

Similar to the gas-sweetening process, the methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) liquid-sweetening process removes a considerable amount of methanol from a sour NGL (Natural Gas Liquid) stream. Moreover, if the methanol content of the sour NGL is high, the sweetened NGL may still retain high methanol content and can cause operational troubles in the downstream processes. Provisions ofContinue Reading

Determining Traces of Methanol in the NGL Sweetening Process

Written on August 1, 2016 at 10:47 am, by

Many materials may be added to water to depress both the hydrate and freezing temperatures. For many practical reasons, a thermodynamic hydrate inhibitor such as methanol or one of the glycols is injected, usually monoethylene glycol (MEG or EG). Solubility loss of MEG in the gas phase is negligible and loss to the liquid hydrocarbonContinue Reading

Determining Traces of Methanol in the Gas Sweetening Process

Written on July 15, 2016 at 8:28 am, by

The best way to prevent hydrate formation (and corrosion) is to keep pipelines, tubing and equipment free of liquid water. There are occasions, right or wrong, when the decision is made to operate a line or process containing liquid water. If this decision is made, and the process temperature is below the hydrate point, inhibitionContinue Reading