Gas Processing News
B. Andrew, Technical Editor
First product at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant
Velocys Plc successfully produced its first Fischer-Tropsch product at ENVIA Energy’s smaller-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in early February. The products are fractionated onsite to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha.
The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and generate tradeable credits in the form of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). The operations team will now focus on ramping up production to full capacity and preparing for the performance test run of the plant.
Scanners improve pipeline integrity
After two years of successful pipeline inspection in the upstream sector, LaserStream LP is honing its applications for use in pipeline integrity management, using BEMIS scanners. These scanners can take millions of laser ID measurement points, and the data can be used to inspect for pitting, erosion, defects and mechanical wear. The scans also provide dimensional data, such as true ID and ovality. LaserStream recently executed its first pipeline integrity task. A pipeline specimen was scanned using a 12.25-in. BEMIS scanner. A critical pipeline section was removed from service, and dents were profiled.The left side of the scan shows a map of the internal diameter of the pipe, with length on the y-axis and circumference on the x-axis. The colors represent different radii. The right side shows the cross-section view, where a true circle is adjusted to measure the dent depth at its highest point.
EPC services for cryogenic unit
KP Engineering (KPE) has signed a contract for the design, procurement and installation of a 200-MMscfd cryogenic gas processing unit with compression for Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC, a subsidiary of Targa Resources Corp. KPE will provide complete EPC services for the project, which includes the main processing unit, as well as the balance of plant items and associated infrastructure. The project is expected to be completed in 1Q 2018. The project is the latest in a succession of awards for KPE, which continues to expand its presence in the midstream sector. GP
Large-scale production of shale gas in the US, which began around the turn of the century, is now feeding US exports in the form of LNG.
Annual demand for natural gas in the EU is pegged at approximately 380 Bm3y–450 Bm3y. A portion of this demand is met by regional production within the EU. However, the European energy system is beset by challenges that are impacting EU gas supply.
ADIP ULTRA: ADIP-X Reimagined
Shell Global Solutions International BV (Shell) is launching the improved process technology ADIP ULTRA, for cost-effective removal of CO2 down to <50ppmv. The ADIP ULTRA process is applicable in gas plants, LNG, pre-NGL, refinery HMUs and gasification syngas.
•Discover how looking back at decades of ADIP and ADIP-X operational experience has led to the cost effective ADIP ULTRA process
•Understand how Shell’s new absorption column internals can further enhance process performance
•Learn how Shell is a reliable partner of choice who helps you get the most out of your unit
•An opportunity to ask questions to Shell’s technical experts
May 9, 2017 9am UTC