Supersonic gas separation held out for offshore gas conditioning

Click here to enlarge imageHope for large offshore gas separation and conditioning that doesn't require much platform space nor produce pollution got a boost at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Twister BV, the Netherlands, with Shell Technology Investments Partnership, showed off a gas-separation technology based on supersonic gas velocities.No chemicalsTwister CEO and Technical Director Kees Tjeenk Willink, in a press conference on the technology, said that the Twister device (diagram) takes up far less space on an offshore platform than conventional glycol or methanol-based processing and uses no chemicals nor produces substances that must be handled with costly reco...

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