C.Richard Pauley Pauley Gas Conditioning Chattanooga, Tenn.
Donald G. Langston Mobil E&P U.S. Inc. Midland, Tex.
Frank C. Betts Mobil E&P U.S. Inc. Coden, Ala.
Upgrading the amine filtration system at Mobil E&P U.S. Inc.'s Lowry, La., gas plant solved persistent foaming and amine-loss problems.
After the amine solution became fouled with contaminants, the benefits associated with the high-efficiency formulated amine were all but lost. The problems encountered included lost gas-treating capacity, high energy consumption, and increased costs brought about by foaming, excessive amine losses, and high filter duty.