Supersonic gas separation held out for offshore gas conditioning

05/15/2000
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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