LOW CO2 SLIP—1: Canadian experience shows actual operations needed to guide choice of amine simulator

Experience in 2008 with various marketed process simulators modeling Suncor’s Simonette gas plant showed that predicted results differed widely from actual operating conditions.Choosing an amine simulator must accordingly be done carefully and the results adjusted on the basis of known operating data; otherwise the simulated values may prove questionable. In the design of a new amine system, reliance on numbers generated from a process simulator is not recommended no matter what previous successful results were obtained because even slight variations of the operating conditions and feed concentrations may cause widely varying results.Therefore, an expert knowledge of amine systems w...

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