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Plant Processing of Natural Gas—Emphasis on Operations

3.0 CEUs

This course may assist in meeting requirements for DOT Operator Certification

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Covers natural gas process plant operations to achieve marketable products that meet desired product specifications. Emphasis is placed on offering plant operating personnel an improved understanding of the process techniques and equipment used. The plant systems covered include: gas feed receipt and condensate stabilization; dew-point control and refrigeration systems; treating, dehydration and mercury removal of hydrocarbons; NGL recovery and fractionation as well as nitrogen rejection units. This improved understanding of plant process operations and effective process plant surveillance techniques will lead to an increased ability to achieve optimum, economical operating performance. Provides classroom instruction and handouts.

Length: 4 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Fundamentals of natural gas
  • Gas behavior
  • Plant components
  • Feed gas receiving and condensate stabilization
  • Dew-point control and refrigeration systems
  • Hydrocarbon gas treating
  • Sulfur recovery and Claus off-gas treating
  • Dehydration and mercury removal
  • NGL recovery—lean-oil absorption
  • NGL recovery—cryogenic
  • Fractionation and liquid treating
  • Nitrogen rejection unit (NRU)
  • Plant considerations—economics, allocations, operating limits
  • Safety
  • Instruments and controls

Recommended For

Maintenance and operations foremen and superintendents, plant engineering technicians, plant operators, process control technicians, and new plant engineers.

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