Workshop 1A

SOGAT Workshop 1A (April 29) - Modeling & Optimizing Amine Treating Process

Workshop objective: In this workshop, you will learn how to build and optimize the operating conditions of the Amine Sweetening Unit using latest version and features of Aspen Hysys application. This workshop aims at providing general insight to the modeling sweetening process, associated operational problems and troubleshooting measures. Optimize design and lower energy cost while meeting specifications with predictive, rate-based models and specialized physical properties with heat and mass transfer rate-based calculations that allow predictive and reliable design and operation of any gas treating facility. Using Column Hydraulic Analysis to identify any hydraulic issues and see how modifications in packing and trays affect the hydraulic plots and the operating range of the column.

Who Should Attend: Unit engineers responsible for performance monitoring, optimization and troubleshooting Amine Treating Unit Design engineers who want to evaluate different process configurations with different Amines and Column Internals. Please note attendance is limited to 20.

Workshop Approach

  • Guided demonstrations with Hand on Workshops
  • Discuss factors that affect Amine Treating unit and optimize the modified Claus process
  • Adjust equipment parameters to ensure reliable operation with changing feed conditions and rates of different amines
  • Study relationships between process variables using the Case Study feature and Aspen Simulation Workbook in Aspen HYSYS

Workshop Tasks

  • Build an Amine Treating Unit: Model an acid gas sweetening process using diethanolamine (DEA) is the absorbent. Using the Acid Gas package, you will apply efficiency-based separations modeling to simulate the amine contactor and regenerator units. Using the Acid Gas package, you will be able to easily report amine loading values to judge the efficiency and viability of your gas sweetening unit
  • Effect of Adding MEA to MDEA-Based Process: You want to simulate the effect of backing out some of your MDEA (which is expensive) with MEA so that through case study feature one can able to answer or think any consider¬¨ations you need to make in how you operate your regenerator? What was the impact on the H2S and CO2 composition in the sales gas? What about the HHV? Is it above the minimum spec? Does this mean this configuration is more or less efficient for CO2 removal? What about H2S removal?
  • Use Column Analysis with Acid Gas Cleaning: Identify any hydraulic issues and see how modifications in packing and trays affect the hydraulic plots and the operating range of the column.


Workshop Leader

Dhanasekar Perlyasamy, Aspentech

Dhanasekar has more than 15 years of experience in Refinery operations, Process Engineering, Process optimization, Process modeling, LP update for Planning models and site-wide real time energy optimization. He works with customers in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) to implement and maintain the Aspen Engineering suite of products and solutions. He is currently working as a Principle business consultant at Aspentech. Dhanasekar holds B. Tech. Chemical Engineering from Madras University, Chennai, India

Workshops 1A & 1B can booked separately

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