Condensate Stabilization systems are familiar and not overly complicated, however there are a number of common design and operating issues that are poorly understood and seldom discussed. This webinar provides an overview of hydrocarbon condensate stabilization, the basics of system design, and mitigation of less visible issues such as wax and the costly problem of salt deposition, which has become a new design and troubleshooting issue in certain fields.
CONCLUSION WRAP UP:
- What is stabilization and why do we do it?
- What specifications are commonly required? (Vapour Pressure, C4-, H2S removal)
- How do we stabilize? (Heating and Flashing or Multi-stage Tower systems)
- What Can go wrong? (Not making specification, Waxes, Asphaltenes, Salt)
- System modifications and design techniques to mitigate these challenges.
Wayne Monnery, BSc, MSc, PhD, Senior Process Specialist, Energy
Dr. Wayne Monnery is Senior Process Specialist for the Energy group at McIntosh Perry. Wayne is an integral part of the Process Engineering team, providing efficient solutions for a vast array of applications and unique design challenges, as well as mentoring, teaching and the development of customized engineering tools and processes.
Wayne has over 30 years of experience working in Process Engineering with a focus on gas processing. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary and has been involved numerous projects in Western Canada and around the world. Wayne specializes in applied thermodynamics and modelling, his work is published in academic and industry journals, and he has spent many hours researching and teaching at the University of Calgary, as well as with industry partners, which he continues today.
FACILITATORS AND DISCUSSION:
Mark Ryan, P.Eng., Vice President, Engineering, Energy
Dean Michaud, P.Eng., Vice President, Projects & Business Development, Energy