Upgrade gives new life to old gas plant

An upgrade project at GPM Gas Corp.'s Linam Ranch cryogenic gas plant has resulted in a conversion to a high-recovery cryogenic facility and increased processing capacity to 150 MMscfd.The Linam Ranch gas plant is the processing hub of GPM's southeastern New Mexico gathering system. It produces a y-grade NGL product which is pipelined primarily to the Phillips petrochemical complex at Sweeney, Tex.GPM acquired the facility near Hobbs, NM, late in 1994 when it was still operating as a refrigerated lean oil plant.Facilities that were upgraded included inlet liquids receiving and handling, the amine system, mole sieve dehydration, the sulfur recovery unit, inlet compression, and the pr...

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