Separations technology improves amine system's overall reliability

Based on a presentation to Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Technologies Conference & Exhibition, July 14-16, 2009, Calgary.Expansion and modifications at Marsulex Montreal Inc.'s sulfur-handling plant in Montreal have increased the plant's overall reliability through improved amine quality, improved the plant's operating costs as a result of a longer interval between cleaning, and yielded better hydrocarbon recovery.Amine systems in many refineries today are struggling to handle increased acid-gas loads resulting from low-sulfur gasoline and diesel production. Initiatives to increase amine and sulfur plants' reliability must ensure filtration and separation technology removes particulate and ...

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