How can waves significantly impact the performance of an amine unit installed on a FLNG?

Claire Weiss, Thomas Maubert, P. Alix, Gauthier Perdu, L. Normand, Clément Salais, Vincent Carlier, Graeme White, Manel Fourati

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Abstract

The design of the acid gas removal unit is of great importance to overcome and complete successfully a FLNG project. It is necessary to build up accurate knowledge of the impact of the movements on the towers operation, to first secure then to optimize the design of the processing units. Indeed both flooding and internals efficiency significantly impacts tower sizing and thus the whole FLNG project. Total, Prosemat, and IFP Energies nouvelles have conducted a 4-yr research and development program at Heriot-Watt University to model mass trasnfer and hydraulics of a tilting and moving tower. In order to better understand the impact of the column diameter on the results and to be able to scale-up the results, two different column sizes were used.The first phase of tests included static and pitch tests with varying periods and angles, at different liquid loads to map the distortion of liquid distribution at several heights of packing. A second test phase has been launched at the start of 2015 with a column installed on a hexapod. The machine will allow quanitfying the impact of accelerations and three-dimensional motions on the hydraulics and mass transfer of gas/liquid contacting tower.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication95th Annual Convention of the Gas Processors Association 2016
Subtitle of host publicationWhere Midstream Means Business
PublisherGas Processors Association
Pages414-431
Number of pages18
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781510842861
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event95th Annual Convention of the Gas Processors Association 2016: Where Midstream Means Business - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 10 Apr 201613 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference95th Annual Convention of the Gas Processors Association 2016: Where Midstream Means Business
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period10/04/1613/04/16

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Towers
Amines
Liquids
Hydraulics
Gases
Mass transfer
Acids
Floating liquefied natural gas
Processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Weiss, C., Maubert, T., Alix, P., Perdu, G., Normand, L., Salais, C., ... Fourati, M. (2016). How can waves significantly impact the performance of an amine unit installed on a FLNG? In 95th Annual Convention of the Gas Processors Association 2016: Where Midstream Means Business (Vol. 2, pp. 414-431). Gas Processors Association.
Weiss, Claire ; Maubert, Thomas ; Alix, P. ; Perdu, Gauthier ; Normand, L. ; Salais, Clément ; Carlier, Vincent ; White, Graeme ; Fourati, Manel. / How can waves significantly impact the performance of an amine unit installed on a FLNG?. 95th Annual Convention of the Gas Processors Association 2016: Where Midstream Means Business. Vol. 2 Gas Processors Association, 2016. pp. 414-431
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How can waves significantly impact the performance of an amine unit installed on a FLNG? / Weiss, Claire; Maubert, Thomas; Alix, P.; Perdu, Gauthier; Normand, L.; Salais, Clément; Carlier, Vincent; White, Graeme; Fourati, Manel.

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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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