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Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing by Arthur J. Kidnay, William R. Parrish, Daniel G. McCartney

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By Arthur J. Kidnay, William R. Parrish, Daniel G. McCartney

Offering fundamental perception from specialists within the box, Fundamentals of average gasoline Processing, moment Edition offers an creation to the fuel and the strategies required to transform wellhead gasoline into invaluable common gasoline and hydrocarbon drinks items. The authors assemble details from the literature, assembly lawsuits, and their very own paintings stories to provide a correct photo of the place fuel processing know-how stands this day in addition to to focus on fairly new applied sciences which can turn into vital sooner or later. the second one version of this bestselling textual content displays vital advances in fuel processing applied sciences, together with these with regards to liquefied usual fuel (LNG).

New to the second one Edition

  • Background info in 5 new chapters that disguise processing ideas, pumps, warmth move, separation procedures, and part separation equipment
  • More discussions of many gasoline processes
  • Questions and routines on the finish of such a lot chapters to emphasize vital innovations

To aid nonengineers comprehend the technical matters, the 1st a part of the textual content provides an summary of the elemental ideas. the subjects coated during this half are appropriate through the fuel, oil, and chemical industries. the second one half addresses every one step of common fuel processing, with a spotlight on fuel plant methods. The chapters during this part stick with the gasoline flow, from fuel acquired on the wellhead to gasoline coming into undefined. at any place attainable, the authors learn the benefits, obstacles, and levels of applicability of the procedures in order that their choice and integration into the general fuel plant may be absolutely understood.

For readers with no heritage in chemical engineering or who're simply coming into the sector, this publication deals an intensive advent to the average fuel undefined. It additionally is helping these within the gasoline higher know how their services healthy into the general process.

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If rich gas is used with internal combustion engines, the timing of the engine must be retarded to prevent detonation problems (Kuchinski, 2005). Electric motors are often used in remote sites when the pipeline gas cannot be used or where emissions from a gas engine burning rich fuel are an environmental concern. 4 PIGGING Pigging is the process of forcing a solid object through a pipeline. Two papers by Webb (1978a, 1978b) provide an extensive discussion of pigging for both liquid and gas pipeline.

L. and. L, Natural Gas Engineering, Production and Storage, McGrawHill, New York, 1990. , Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX, 1997. gov. This site provides extensive reports, tabulation of data, and statistics regarding reserves, production, transportation, storage, and consumption of energy both in the United States and worldwide. org. This site is the home page of the major industrial organization dealing with all aspects of gas and gas liquids processing. org. This site is the home page of the Natural Gas Supply Association.

Chapter 3 discusses both field operations and inlet receiving. The chapter also discusses gas hydrates and how to avoid their formation. 2 INLET COMPRESSION Most plants have inlet compression, but compression requirements vary. High pressure is critical, as it drives the cryogenic-liquids recovery process. For inlet pressures of around 1,000 psi (70 bar) or higher, only gas coming from the liquids processing step needs compression. However, most onshore gas plants in the United States have some low-pressure gas streams entering the plant.

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