McIntush, K.

Trimeric Corp., Buda, Texas

Ken McIntush, P. E., is a practicing chemical engineer and President of Trimeric Corp. He has 25 years of varied process engineering experience serving clients in the oil refining, oil and gas processing and silicon refining industries, among others. Mr. McIntush’s responsibilities include troubleshooting, debottlenecking and other projects for Trimeric. He earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Specifying internals in sour water strippers—Part 1

A sour water stripper (SWS) system is a common process in petroleum refineries and other processes where hydrogen sulfide is present.

Alternatives to flare gas recovery for sour refinery flare gas

For many sour gas streams present in a flare header, less expensive options than flare gas recovery may exist. The compressors, liquids management, downstream treating and other systems required for flare gas recovery (FGR) can be expensive to install and/or operate reliably. Some refineries allow the flaring of sweet gases.

When is CO2 more hazardous than H2S

Beitler, C. M., Fisher, K., McIntush, K., Lundeen, J., Trimeric Corp.; Tyndall, K., Pastor, Behling & Wheeler LLC

Data shows potential harmful effects to workers due to acid gas exposure

Remove H2S and C1 - C4 from HDS recycle streams

DeBerry, D. W., DeBerry, K. E., CrystaTech, Inc.; McIntush, K., Trimeric Corp.; Newcomer, R. M., Williams Alaska Petroleum Inc.

Nonaqueous sulfur recovery techniques also reduce hydrogen losses