April 2013

Gas Processing Developments

Take a quicker approach to staggered blowdown

The design of a reliable blowdown system for a large sour gas-processing facility is one of the most important aspects of plant design. Safe design is vital for facility operation. With the developmen..

Khan, M. S., WorleyParsons

The design of a reliable blowdown system for a large sour gas-processing facility is one of the most important aspects of plant design. Safe design is vital for facility operation. With the development of advanced plant design techniques and the evolution of sophisticated engineering programs, large, complex plants processing highly sour gas are being built that require larger flare systems and more precise blowdown system design. Faster blowdown is also required due to the tightening of design standards in the oil and gas industry to minimize risk—e.g., to blowdown the equipment to 50% of the design pressure, or 7 barg, in 15 minutes. Larger pieces of equipment operating at elevated

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