P-11 Contactor in Amine Sweetening Plant

P-11 Contactor in Amine Sweetening Plant


CONTACTORS IN AMINE TREATING PLANTS (34 pages and 15 illustrations) This manual describes the equipment and operating procedures of an amine treating contactor tower. Both Metric and English units of measurement are used so students can work in units with which they are familiar.

Covered Subjects:

  • Contactor tower types; trayed and packed
  • Principles of natural gas sweetening with amine type chemicals
  • Temperature rise due to the heat of reaction between acid gas and amine
  • Water removal from amine
  • Operating procedures for shut down and start up
  • Control points: lean amine temperature, solution flow and level control of inlet separator and contactor Troubleshooting procedures for foaming, carryover, corrosion and excessive acid gas in treated gas

Questions and problems are included throughout the text with answers in the back that allow students to check their understanding of the subject.

Estimated self-study time: 4 hours

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P-11 Contactors in Amine Sweetening Plants - Instructor Kit

The P-11 Instructor Kit, in addition to the P-11 training manual, includes a CD disc that has all of the photographs, diagrams, illustrations and examples printed in the training manual. Answers to all the test questions in the manual are included.

With a few hours of familiarization with the material a knowledgeable supervisor or other individual with group speaking skills may act as the classroom instructor. Using the Instructor Kit CD the training material can be displayed on a computer connected monitor or screen with a video projector.

Alternatively, an experienced PLP instructor can travel to your site to lead the classroom training program. Contact PLP for more information.

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