June 2009

Maintenance and Reliability

Designing and troubleshooting stabilization plant filtration systems—Part 1

Compatability of the filter cartridge media with the plant feed is a major consideration

Atash Jameh, A., Bazargani, S., Zamani Gharaghoosh, A., Sarkhoon & Qeshm Gas Treating Company; Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Rahimi, S., Bid Boland II Gas Treatmeant Plant Project

Usually feed for a stabilization plant is supplied by a gas reservoir that has considerable dispersed brine water (formation water). Removing brine water from feed is essential in gas processing plants. One of the most common methods to remove water from unstabilized condensate is use of a filtration system such as a liquid/liquid coalescer. In selecting an appropriate filter cartridge element, it is important that its media be compatible with the plant feed. Installing a filtration system that includes a prefilter for the liquid/liquid coalescer could improve feed to stabilization plants. Filtration systems that have been installed in the Sarkhoon gas plant not only provide more stable plan

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