The effect of increasing CO 2 concentration and flow rate on amine still performance in meeting gas sale specifications

Yuswan Muharam, Hendra Kristianto

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to examine the effect of increasing CO 2 removal and flow rate on performance of an amine still. The amine still is located in Field X in South East Sumatra at a new gas well producing gases with a rich CO 2 content. The still uses activated MDEA as the amine and has an IMTP 40-type packing column. Two film and desorption equilibrium curve theories were employed to analyse the amine still design conditions. Design equations were utilized to find the slope of the equilibrium curve. A slope of the equilibrium curve of 45° in the amine still is obtained in this study. The maximum liquid CO 2 composition of the amine still feedstock (xo) which can be separated to produce lean amine according to the specification design flow rate is 0.0307. The total flow rate of CO 2 -rich amine at x o = 0.029 is 761,157.6 kg/hour; the total flow rate of CO 2 -rich amine at x o = 0.0295 is 628,861.1 kg/hour; the total flow rate of CO 2 - rich amine at x o = 0.03 is 513,962.6 kg/hour; and the total flow rate of CO 2 -rich amine at x o = 0.0305 is 409,575.3 kg/hour.

Original languageEnglish
Article number03006
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Volume67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event3rd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference "Sustainable Development of Tropical Renewable Energy", i-TREC 2018 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Sep 20188 Sep 2018

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