US pilot plant mimics effect of planned changes

In April 2003, Dow Chemical Co. started up a gas treating pilot plant in Freeport, Tex., to help customer operating companies minimize the risk involved in altering gas plant operations, said the company.The new facility enables companies to preview the impact of a potential system change before full-scale implementation in their own plants. To demonstrate the effects of an operational change on a customer facility, said the company, the Dow pilot plant mimics the performance of large-scale commercial gas treating equipment, particularly carbon dioxide absorbers and strippers. An operator customer using Dow Chemical Co's gas-treating pilot plant at Freeport, Tex., can identify operating ...

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