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E-543 - Gas Sweetening & Sulfur Recovery

  • Professionals interested in sour gas: engineers involved in Oil & Gas field facilities operation or design, managerial staff in gas processing facilities, equipment providers, personnel from engineering companies.
  • This course provides a comprehensive technical review of sour gas treatment, sulfur recovery, conditioning processes and storage facilities, including operating and troubleshooting issues.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • comprehend all concerns linked to sour gas treatment and sulfur recovery,
  • review sulfur and acid pollutants main physical properties, specificities and induced hazards,
  • understand operating principles and conditions of gas sweetening and sulfur recovery/handling processes,
  • grasp main operating problems encountered in sour gas processing and sulfur recovery and handling.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.

Overview of gas sweetening processes 0.25 day
  • Nature, origins and compositions of the streams to be treated.
  • The properties of sulfur compounds and CO2.
  • Reasons for removing acid gases, usual specifications.
  • Cost impact of gas sweetening and stakes.
  • Acid gas management, impact on the sweetening unit.
  • The different types of gas sweetening processes.
Amine sweetening processes 1.5 days
  • General principles.
  • Generic processes and proprietary processes.
  • Typical process flow scheme.
  • Amine unit design: key design parameters.
  • Specific process arrangements.
  • Equipment review, process control.
  • Operational issues and troubleshooting.
  • Specificities of amine units.
  • Elgin-Franklin, an example of a versatile MDEA sweetening unit.
  • An example of successive revamping of an amine unit.
  • Acid gas enrichment.
Other gas sweetening processes 0.75 day
  • Scavengers.
  • Solid bed processes.
  • Redox processes.
  • Other solvent processes: hot carbonate, physical solvents, hybrid solvents.
  • Permeation membranes.
  • Cryogenic distillation processes.
  • LPG sweetening.
  • Guidelines for process selection.
Recovering sulfur from acid gases 0.25 day
  • Architecture of the sulfur recovery facilities.
  • Sulfur properties.
  • The sulfur market (sulfur uses).
Sulfur recovery units (Claus) 1.25 days
  • Chemical mechanisms & general process flow diagram.
  • Key parameters of the Claus process.
  • The thermal stage.
  • The catalytic stages.
  • Adapting the process to the acid gas quality (rich/lean acid gas).
  • Operational issues.
Tail gas treatment 0.75 day
  • Types of TGT processes.
  • Direct oxidation processes.
  • Sub-dewpoint processes.
  • Wet sub-dewpoint process.
  • H2S absorption processes.
Sulfur conditioning & storage 0.25 day
  • Liquid sulfur degassing.
  • Sulfur forming.
  • Sulfur storage.