January 2018

Special Focus: Alternative Feedstocks/Biofuels

Optimize LNG production through contaminant mitigation—Part 1

The production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) requires a number of stages to effectively purify the feed gas. These stages are essential to maintain continuous operation and to meet product specifications.

Wines, T. H., Pall Corp.; Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Trifilieff, O., Pall France

The production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) requires a number of stages to effectively purify the feed gas. These stages are essential to maintain continuous operation and to meet product specifications. Liquid and solid contamination issues are common in many feed gas purification operations and can cause severe problems with equipment fouling, leading to additional expenses in maintenance, equipment repair, reduced production capacity and even unscheduled shutdowns.  Details of how these contaminants affect different equipment in gas purification pretreatment unit operations—including compressors, contact towers, regenerators, adsorbent beds, heat exchangers, burners and pumps—are provi

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