Natural gas condensate stabilization and fractionation processes reduce the vapor pressure of liquid hydrocarbon condensate to a value ensuring safety during transportation and storage, and perform an important separation of lighter from heavier ends. The natural gas condensate is either stabilized to remove C1-C4 hydrocarbons in a single column, or is fractionated in stages sequentially removing one or more of ethane (C2), propane (C3) and butane (C4) in multiple columns.
The stabilized condensate has had the more volatile ‘light ends’ stripped out, making it less susceptible to spark ignition. The separated products are also more valuable as petrochemical feedstocks or other uses. Keeping the column(s) free from fouling and corrosion from salty water and solids ingression is critical to maintain process efficiency and reliability.
Gas Condensate Stabilization Plant Needs
- Achieve or exceed condensate and lighter products production quotas via reliable stabilization/fractionation and separation of natural gas condensate
- Maintain process reliability for consistency of natural gas and condensate production, minimization of downtime, and reduced maintenance of the condensate stabilization unit
- Improve process safety by reducing the need for column and reboiler cleanouts and internals replacements
- Provide stable operation, consistent on-spec sales condensate
|Stabilized Condensate Production Challenge
Improve your stabilizer productivity and reliability with effective liquid water and solid removal upstream of the stabilizer to protect against deposits and corrosion.
Condensate Stabilization Unit Work Flow Diagram
Key Application/Filter Recommendations (other applications not shown)
|Prefiltration prior to liquid/liquid coalescer
|Ensure long life of the coalescers, eliminate particulate fouling of the stabilizer columns
|Stabilizer column protection
|Safe and reliable production of hydrocarbon liquids by protecting stabilizer columns from brine-initiated corrosion and fouling
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