Dealing with Molten Sulfur Pipes

Dealing with Molten Sulfur Pipes   When operations goes down, it is always all hands-on deck. Usually, the first call is Corporate Management to the plant checking the down-time. It is critical to relay the schedule interruptions to upstream and downstream customers, so arrangements can be made. Thinking back to 14 yrs ago, when I [...]
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Cost $avings during Oil/Gas Downturn

Cost $avings during Oil/Gas Downturn Case Study – Gas Treater Improvement100 MMSCFD Gas Treating Capacity Reduce fuel Usage of Gas Treater by 30% (+$52,000) Improved Specs in Treated Gas – Benefits Deeper NGL recovery, removed NGL Treating need without investing in any Capital (+ $23,000) Adjustments in high temperature -165-180F vapor jets inside tower. Reduced [...]
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Material Balance Density Comparison

Natural Gas and NGL Systems What’s in an NGL Stream? Comparison of Two Different NGL Barrels  The volume of an NGL barrel does not directly equate to its mass (i.e., every 42 gallon bbl does not weigh the same)  The density of the barrel is needed to correctly calculate the volume and % composition of [...]
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Facility Surveillance

Basics of Surveillance ➢ Processing facilities/Pipelines are complex, dynamic systems ➢ Surveillance is the monitoring of activities or information of a plant/system for the purpose of improved managing ➢ With the advent sensors and instrumentation for optimizing system its easier than ever before ➢ Energy companies are implementing new workflows in processing, analysis and information [...]
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