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    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 4 May 1992

    Antonio, completed an $11.5 million expansion of its Freer, Tex., gas processing plant. Installation of a 110 MMcfd turboexpander increased charge capacity to more than 300 MMcfd of gas and recovery of natural gas liquids to more than 8,000 b/d

  2. U.S. BRIEFS

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 16 Dec 1991

    GAS PROCESSING VALERO NATURAL GAS PARTNERS LP, San Antonio, plans a $30.9 million, 200 MMcfd turboexpander gas processing plant near Thompsonville, Tex. Construction is to begin in January and be complete in first quarter 1993. The

  3. Thailand's economic crisis affecting gas strategy, projects

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 29 Dec 1997

    capacity of 350MMcfd and one of 250MMcfd of gas are in operation. Atlas Copco Group of Co's, Wayne, N.J., installed a turboexpander in the newest unit last year. Photos courtesy of Atlas Copco. Thai peak power demand [50,832 bytes] Malay/Thai joint

  4. Texas gas plant retrofits to improve ethane recovery

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 5 Aug 2013

    the cold separator (suction drum to turboexpander ). It is condensed and further subcooled ..... the cold separator flows through the turboexpander . Fig. 2 shows the simulation with ..... expected with this retrofit. Because the turboexpander was already operated in turndown condition

  5. Design, equipment changes make possible high C 3 recovery

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 3 Jan 2000

    recovery required the use of a turboexpander in lieu of a Joule-Thomson ..... typical flowsheet for a simple turboexpander plant is shown in Fig. 1 ..... work could be generated by the turboexpander for product gas compression

  6. Market conditions encourage refiners to recover by-product gases

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 7 Oct 2013

    for hydrogen recovery and cryogenic turboexpander technology with supplemental propane ..... mechanical refrigeration, cryogenic turboexpander , lean-oil absorption, and membranes ..... ethane recovery. The cryogenic turboexpander process has been predominantly used

  7. Special Report: Practical advanced control helps midstream operations

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 20 Apr 2009

    recently expanded to 330-MMscfd turboexpander NGL recovery plant was built in 1993 by Optimized ..... capital cost of replacement with a turboexpander plant or the gas composition is not well suited for turboexpander processing. Opportunities exist to implement

  8. Supersonic nozzle efficiently separates natural gas components

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 23 May 2005

    that use a Joule-Thomson valve or turboexpander , based on the same extraction level. Potential ..... pressure for a Joule-Thomson valve, turboexpander , and the new device that uses a Laval nozzle ..... separator, Joule-Thomson valve, and turboexpander in extracting C 3 + from natural gas

  9. Reducing scale, increasing flexibility are targets of new LNG designs

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 6 Dec 1999

    propane mechanical refrigeration with a turboexpander cycle that removes heat from the process ..... relatively high temperature, while the turboexpander cycle does it at low levels (Fig ..... then splits: one stream moves to the turboexpander section; the other continues through

  10. LNG liquefaction technologies move toward greater efficiencies, lower emissions

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 19 Aug 2002

    common configurations for which the turboexpander is utilized. Option 1 is the most ..... facility and operator preference. Turboexpander manufacturers contribute most of the ..... redesign of the Mafi-Trench Frame 2.5 turboexpander to retain the 82-mole % ethane recovery

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