Petronas improves ethane extraction of gas processing complex

Due to greater demand for ethane in Malaysia and a desire to improve plant operating stability, Petronas Gas Bhd. (PGB) investigated different technologies to increase ethane recovery and improve plant performance at its Gas Processing Plant A (GPP-A) complex. GPP-A, in Kerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia, contains three turboexpander ethane recovery plants.This article discusses the process technology upgrades that PGB studied, and the design and construction efforts to retrofit the chosen technology into the existing facilities. Operating experiences encountered during the recent startup and commissioning of the revamped units are also discussed.Petronas gas processingPGB, a subsidiary of Petr...

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