Tight schedule prompts staged start up for Viet Nam's first gas plant

Petrovietnam's gas-processing plant at Dinh Co consists of four columns (from left): de-ethanizer, rectifier, stabilizer, and LPG splitter. Also shown is the cone-roof tank of 2,000 cu m for storage of stabilized condensate. The slug catcher (lower right) is the harp type (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageA very tight project schedule for which all equipment could not be supplied by the targeted start-up date led to a novel stepwise completion of the first natural gas-processing plant in Vietnam. The plan allowed for three successive modes of operation, each mode building on the previous one. When the plant reached full operation, the alternative modes remained in place to functio...

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