Study identifies optimal C2 recovery for NGL plants

A recent study has determined the optimal C2-recovery level for a defined feed gas using open-art processes. Open-art processes use generic, non-patented designs. The study also determined capital costs, power consumption, and product recovery for a wide range of ethane recovery levels.The NGL-recovery process that designers select and the recovery percentage on the feed stream usually garner the most attention. Either the operating company or contractor, however, specifies the C2 (or C3) recovery level in the conceptual phase as an anchor point to plant development based on a perceived reasonable recovery level.In reality, this number should consider the product recovery specification&rs...

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