Gas Sweetening & Sulfur RecoveryPENG/ACIDGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive technical review of sour gas treatment, sulfur recovery, conditioning processes and storage facilities, including operating and troubleshooting issues.
Audience :
  • 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.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • OVERVIEW OF GAS SWEETENING PROCESSES

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • Architecture of the sulfur recovery facilities.
      • Sulfur properties.
      • The sulfur market (sulfur uses).
  • SULFUR RECOVERY UNITS (Claus)

      • 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

      • Types of TGT processes.
      • Direct oxidation processes.
      • Sub-dew point processes.
      • Wet sub-dew point process.
      • H2S absorption processes.
  • SULFUR CONDITIONING & STORAGE

      • Liquid sulfur degassing.
      • Sulfur forming.
      • Sulfur storage.

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.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.