High-capacity trays hike demeth capacity, efficiency at two Middle East gas plants

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Replacing conventional valve trays with high-capacity trays in six demethanizer columns at Saudi Aramco's Shedgum and 'Uthmaniyah gas plants eliminated a liquid load restriction in the column top section.

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