Data Evaluation and Process Optimization

Assessing plant operating and test data allows for a quick evaluation of the degree of H2S and CO2 pick-up, hydrocarbon and sulphur species solubility, the composition of both the acid gas feed to the sulphur plant and the flash gas off the flash drum. A heat and material balance will indicate how closely the facility is operating compared to the design and/or theoretical ideal. Process simulation software using current test data, operating parameters and mechanical performance is an effective tool to identify where and what changes may be required to ensure the amine plant is operating at an efficient and cost controlled manner.

Amine Experts’ on-site services allow us to make immediate, on-the-spot process recommendations to improve plant efficiency. The theory behind each suggestion will also be made clear.

Optimization can result in:
  • Cost savings resulting from reduced amine loss, equipment repair and energy usage
  • Increased treated and acid gas quality
  • Improved H2S:CO2 ratio in acid gas (in MDEA and DIPA plants)
  • Reduced foaming incidents
  • Reduced filter consumption
  • Reduced “upsets”