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High CO2-natural gas depressurization via CO2 flow loop facility: Design & engineering implementation

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  • Azmi M. Shariff, Universiti Teknologi Petronas
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  • Abdullah Al Mubarak Md Jalil, Petronas
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  • Khairul Rostani, Petronas
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  • Nurzatil Aqmar Othman, Petronas
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  • M. Faudzi Mat Isa, Petronas
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  • Behzad Partoon
  • Kok Keong Lau, Petronas

Sour natural gas resources contain high carbon dioxide content and require complex separation technologies to be developed. Cryogenic technologies such as cryogenic distillation and supersonic nozzle are among the identified technologies for natural gas conditioning, especially for offshore refinement. One of the challenges with offshore application of cryogenic technology is the absence of specific guideline in mitigating the blowdown philosophy which includes handling of CO2 solids. Depressurization using a CO2 closed flow loop facility was performed to further understand CO2 solid behavior under rapid depressurization. It is shown that CO2 solids formed in the pipelines and design of the flow loop is viable in order to handle the solids without any Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) issues.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProcess Safety Spotlights 2019, Held at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety
Pages (from-to)24-34
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventProcess Safety Spotlights 2019, Held at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 31 Mar 20194 Apr 2019

Conference

ConferenceProcess Safety Spotlights 2019, Held at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period31/03/201904/04/2019

    Research areas

  • Cryogenic, Emergency depressurization, Flow loop, High CO

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