Amine is normally used for natural gas treatment, to remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2 ). This article is talking about an effective filtration solution to Solve Amine Sweetening problem

What is the amine product widely used in amine sweetening

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2).mercaptans, and other contaminants are often found in natural gas streams. H2S is a highly toxic gas that is corrosive to carbon steel. CO2 is also corrosive to equipment and reduces the Btuvalue of gas. Amine sweetening processes remove these contaminants so that it is suitable for transportation and use.

This product is widely used in amine sweetening.

  • MEA  Monoethanolamine
  • DEA  Diethanolamine
  • MDEA  Methyldiethanolamine

 

What does the main problem occur?

The amine pollution by particles, sediments will reduce amine life service lifetime, impacting project quality, whilst increase the project cost.

Well,  where is the pollution source for amine? What are they?

  1. Pipe scale, rust, iron sulfide
  2. Salt sediment from the sweetening process
  3. Mineral sediment from makeup water
  4. Charcoal fines from carbon filters

 

The biggest challenge we met

  1. Iron sulfide and other solids can  conduct foaming in towers
  2. Solids that increases on the trays reduce System efficiency
  3. Solids that build up in the system bringing corrosion, plugging, and poor
  4. Heat transfer

 

Brother Filtration’s Amine Filtration solutions

Now that the sediments, particles are the source of amine,  we need to find an effective Amine Filtration solution to control and reduce them,micron filtration will be a smart and correct choice way to go. In state-of-the-art amine filtration systems, the amine filter cartridges are almost always pleated.

Here below table will help to understand the micron filtration solution(cartridge filter)settled and process.

Installation Filtration Recommendation Micron Rating
Installation 01 Proclean melt blown ™ 5 – 10 um
Installation 02 BROMEN™Pleated Cartridge Filter or
MAX-A™ high flow cartridge filter
5-25um
Installation 03 BROMEN™ Pleated Cartridge Filter or
MAX-A™ high flow cartridge filter
5-25um
Installation 04 BROMEN™Pleated Cartridge Filter or
MAX-A™ high flow cartridge filter
5-25um

Brother Filtration’s Amine Filtration solutions

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