Argentine plant increases capacity, improves NGL recoveries

Joe T. Lynch Ortloff Engineers Ltd. Midland, Tex. César L. Fernández C&F Engineering S.A. Buenos Aires TGS' Cerri complex is receiving a third processing train that will raise its inlet capacity to more than 1.4 bcfd and improve ethane recovery. Total cryogenic processing capacity at Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A.'s (TGS) Cerri complex in Bah!a Blanca, Argentina, is being increased from 22 MMcmd to 40 MMcmd (776 to 1,410 MMcfd) with a future ethane-recovery capacity of 1,900 metric tons/day (mtd; 33,600 b/d) using Ortloff technology. Very high propane recovery can be maintained as the ethane recovery is controlled over a range of 1,000...

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