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Plant Processing of Natural Gas—Emphasis on Engineering

3.0 CEUs

This course may assist in meeting requirements for DOT Operator Certification

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Covers the general design of systems associated with natural gas processing plants to achieve products that meet desired product specifications. A review of fluid properties and ideal gas laws, and their impact on plant design. Dew-point control and refrigeration systems are addressed using lecture and classroom exercises. Gas treating, sulfur recovery, dehydration, mercury removal, NGL recovery, fractionation and nitrogen rejection units are additional functional areas covered by this course. The course ties all the components together to achieve optimum, economical operating performance. Provides classroom instruction and exercises, handouts, and NGPSA Engineering Data Book(s).

Length: 4 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Fundamentals (review)
  • Feed receiving and stabilization
  • Dew-point control and refrigeration systems
  • Hydrocarbon treating
  • Sulfur recovery and Claus off-gas treating
  • Dehydration and mercury removal
  • NGL recovery
  • Fractionation and liquid treating
  • Nitrogen rejection unit (NRU)

Recommended For

Maintenance supervisors and superintendents; plant engineering technicians; process control technicians; and new plant engineers. Experienced plant engineers may find this course beneficial as a review.

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