D613 Natural Gas Processing - Dehydration, Refrigeration, and Fractionation

Course Facts

Course Code:
D613
Duration:
3 days
Type:
Virtual Classroom
CEU:
2.4 Continuing Education Units
PDH:
24 Professional Development Hours
Certificate:
Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Summary

This Distance Learning course will be scheduled as a series of three-hour long webinars over a three-day period, via 2 webinar sessions daily (equivalent to a three-day classroom course), comprising a mixture of lectures, discussions, and working examples.

This virtual course is designed to familiarize technical professionals with the design and operation of several common gas plant processing blocks. Day one and two will be spent on dehydration systems used in typical field gathering and plant facilities, including a review of options available. Time will be spent discussing tower internals and pump design. Day three and four will focus on mechanical propane refrigeration systems typically used in Hydrocarbon Dew Point and NGL Recovery systems, including a review of design and performance enhancements.

Duration and Training Method

Scheduled as a series of three-hour long webinars over a three-day period, via 2 webinar sessions daily (equivalent to a three-day classroom course), comprising a mixture of lectures, discussions, and working examples

Participants will learn to:

1 Discuss the components of a refrigeration system.
2  Review the operating problems and possible solutions in a refrigeration system.
3  Describe the various liquids recovery options.
4  Determine the water content of natural gas.
5 Review the operation and potential problems of a glycol dehydration unit.
6  Briefly review desiccant dehydration systems.
7  Review absorption and fractionation towers.
8  Review de-ethanizer and stabilization tower operation and typical operating problems. 

Day One - Dehydration

Water Content of Natural Gas
Hydrate Formation, Prevention and Handling
Glycol Dehydrator Sizing
Optimization of a System
Operational Issues
Troubleshooting
Environmental Safety Considerations

Day Two - Refrigeration

Basic Operation and Design of Refrigeration Circuit
Capacity Control
Equipment Options
Power-Reducing Modifications
Troubleshooting H/C Dew Point Control Problems
Gas Expander - Propane Refrigerant Comparison

Day Three - Absorber and Fractionation Towers

Basic Design
Tower Internals
Capacity Control and Issues
Turn-Up and Turn-Down Problems
Amine Systems and Filtration
Stabilization vs. Oil Treating

 

Who should attend

The course is intended for engineers, technologists and operators involved in the operation and optimization of gas processing facilities.

Prerequisites and linking courses

There are no prerequisites for this course.

 

 

 

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Dale Kraus

Dates for this Course

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Virtual

Date:
27 Apr. 2021
Event Code:
T613a21VC
Fee:
CAD $2,450 (Exclusive of tax)
The course was perfect, not too complicated and not too simple. If you have any exposure to Dehydration, Refrigeration, and Fractionation in your facilities, this course will break it down for you perfectly and you'll walk away knowing you learned something extremely applicable. I would highly recommend this course! Dale Kraus is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and extremely experienced.