Workshop 3

SOGAT Workshop 3 (April 29 - 30) - How to Match Filtration Requirements to the Contaminants for Effective Amine System Operation

“The Contaminant Dictates the Method”

Overview: Within a sour hydrocarbon sweetening system, there are many different types of contaminants. The contaminants can be solids, liquids, degradation products or a combination of all of the above. In addition they can range from large particles of several millimeters diameter to very small sub-micronic particles. Each of these contaminants is also introduced into the system in a different manner (Liquids and solids via the inlet, solids generated in the system etc.). The best way to ensure system health is to prevent the contaminants entering the system in the first place or removing them as they are formed.

Many technologies are available for removal of contaminants. There is an ideal removal method for each of these contami-nants in isolation but what happens when they are all present at the same time. This is where understanding the physical proper-ties of the contaminants that are present results in optimum fltration/ coalescing performance.

Using the most suitable technology results in efficient process units, high plant availability, maximum throughputs, reduced turnaround schedules and stress free lifestyles. Getting it wrong however results in capacity restrictions, poor efficiency, unscheduled shutdowns, catastrophic plant failures and many sleepless nights. But how do you know which solution is most effective for the contaminants in your process.

This workshop will teach you

How to predict what type of contaminant might be present in different applications.
Techniques available for confirming contaminant classification and quantification.
Types of filtration and Separation technologies commonly used.
Real life case studies from gas and liquid applications

Workshop Objectives

Allow Participants to select best practice Filtration and Separa-tion Technology based upon the contaminants present in the process in order to maximise profitability of operating units

Who is the workshop intended for?

Process Engineers
Maintenance Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Project Engineers


Day 1: Workshop programme

09.00 - Introductions, Housekeeping
09.15 - Common Types of Contaminant Commonly found
10.00 - Methods available for contaminant identication
11.00 - Hands on Contaminant Analysis
12.00 - Luncheon
13.00 - Filtration Basics
14.00 - Filtration Technology
16.00 - End of Day1

Day 2: Workshop programme

09.00 - Recap of Day 1
09.30 - Case Studies
12.00 - Luncheon
13.00 - Hands on Look at Filters and Filter installations
15.00 - Workshop close and presentations


Workshop Leader

Martin Copp, Parker Peco

Martin Copp Graduated From Birmingham University in 1990 with an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering. Since then he has worked in various technology areas within the Oil and Gas market with companies such as Alfa Laval, Koch-Glitcsch, PECOFacet and now Parker Hannifin. He has more than 25 years experience of Filtration and Separation technologies. He has spent many hours on process units troubleshooting problems caused by incorrect contaminant removal technology.

Martin is currently Division Technical Manager for the Hydraulic and Industrial Process Filtration EMEA Division of Parker Hanni¬fin and the Chairman of Gas Processors Association Europe.

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