Sulphur recovery at Alberta gas plants

phase 1 of a review of the guidelines : task force report

Publisher: Energy Resources Conservation Board in Calgary, Alta

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  • Alberta.,
  • Alberta
  • Subjects:

    • Gas industry -- Environmental aspects -- Government policy -- Alberta,
    • Natural gas -- Alberta -- Sweetening -- Costs,
    • Sulphur -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta,
    • Air -- Pollution -- Law and legislation -- Alberta
    • Edition Notes

      Statementby staff of Alberta Environment, ERCB.
      ContributionsAlberta. Alberta Environment., Alberta. Energy Resources Conservation Board.
      LC ClassificationsHD9581.C33 A485 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2436446M
      LC Control Number87128061

Mr. John Morgan X MR. D. JOHN MORGAN is based in Denver, Colorado, and is the Chairman Emeritus of PetroSkills|John M. Campbell. He has over 50 years' experience in the design, startup, and troubleshooting of oil and gas facilities. He has published extensively on sour gas treating, sulfur recovery, CO2 treating, materials of construction, LNG training, and cryogenic gas processing.   Sulphur is used to make a wide range of products from fertilizers to fabric to pharmaceuticals. Shell Canada is one of the largest independent marketers of sulphur in the world. The gas plant currently employs 80 people. As it looks to the future of the Caroline plant, Shell is eyeing its assets in the Rocky Mountain House area. Gas plants with power boilers or sulphur recovery units require that operators have an Alberta Power Engineering Certificate. For details about power engineering certification, see the Power Engineer occupational profile. Several Tail Gas Clean-Up CTGCU) processes have been developed to clean-up the tail gas from Claus plants. This paper has been prepared to provide an understanding of the basic reactions, processing steps, and equipment in a Claus plant. DISCUSSION The Claus Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) may be considered in two general sections.

Sulphur Recovery Unit; Acid Gas Control Wet Gas Recycle Control Gas Plant Back. Hydroprocessing; Feed Control Pressure Management Hydroprocessing Back. Vacuum Distillation Unit; Feed Control Alberta, Canada T2A 7V2. Phone: Emergency Support and Service. M-F 8am-5pm: After Hours: TERMS. LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is well-known as an environmentally friendly energy source, less emissions of CO 2, SO X, NO X, and other pollutants than other fossil is also an energy source that offers excellent supply stability, thereby, further expansion of LNG demand is expected.   A commercial SRU (sulfur recovery unit), located in the region of Abu Dhabi, together with the H 2 S splitting scheme of the Alberta Sulfur Research Limited were modeled and validated using plant data and field test results, respectively. With the net amount fraction of the acid gas feed to cracking coils (split amount fraction) considered as. The K3 Gas Plant is an existing sour gas plant with enhanced liquid recovery with a licensed capacity of 19, e3m3/d ( MMscfd) of inlet gas and tonnes/d of sulfur. Equinox executed many Management of Change (MOC) and Sustaining Capital projects such as Rich Amine Filtration, Tower Re-tray, Liquids Handling, Sulphur Recommission Train.

This inaugural course will cover Claus sulfur recovery, tail gas treating, amine treating and sour water stripping. Shelley Hittel has worked as a facility and process engineer at a number of sour gas plants in western Alberta. She works closely with plant operations and maintenance teams to optimize and troubleshoot processes as well as. Suite , 7th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 0Z3 Canada. He has published extensively on sour gas treating, sulfur recovery, CO2 treating, materials of construction, LNG training, and cryogenic gas processing. Mr. Morgan consults for both North American and international clients in the gas processing industry. Raw sulfur is a byproduct of natural gas plants. It will be delivered to the processor daily from a plant in central Alberta. At the Irricana site, there are three bins each capable of holding

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Accompanied by addendum, entitled: Addendum to task force report on sulphur recovery at Alberta gas plants AB Resource Development Edmonton: c.1 does not have ERCB-AE AA AB Alberta Research Council*Includes: Sulphur recovery guidelines: gas processing operations (Informational letter IL 2 14 38   Alberta Government Library*This publication has been superceded by Sulphur recovery guidelines for the province of Alberta - TN L3 S An illustration of an open book.

Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video Sulphur recovery guidelines for sour gas plants in Alberta Item Preview remove-circlePages: To recover sulphur at a gas plant, the following steps are used: Hydrogen sulphide (H 2 S) is removed from the sour gas that comes out of a well.

The plant heats and cools the remaining gas using furnaces, which causes the sulphur to drop out. Sulphur is removed at the end of the upgrading process using a sulphur recovery unit.

1 Grandfathered plants are those that do not meet the sulphur recovery requirements for new plants listed in ID This includes some sulphur recovery plants and larger (sulphur inlet greater than 1 tonne per day [t/d]) acid gas flaring plants.

All grandfathering will end by Decem SULPHUR PLANT TAIL GAS INCINERATORS IN ALBERTA A SURVEY OF CURRENT OPERATING PRACTICE AND OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE FUEL GAS CONSUMPTION Prepared for: Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada Calgary, Alberta Prepared by: Bruce Klint, Eugene Bast, E.I.T.

Chris Jaggard, E.I.T. Sulphur Experts Inc. Western Research Calgary, Alberta Canada. ERCB ST Sulphur Recovery and Sulphur Emissions at Alberta Sour Gas Plants for the Operating Year (July ) • 5 Appendix 5 lists quarterly credits earned and cumulative credits for each of the grandfathered sulphur recovery plants in 3 Summary of Performance for Nongrandfathered Plants, ST50B: Gas Processing Plants in Alberta (sorted by gas plant facility licences) Includes: list of gas plants in Alberta, identifying location and names associated with the gas plant reporting ID code; plant operator, facility licence and design capacities; licenced sulphur recovery efficienty and.

9 The sulphur plant production includes the sulphur production reported in Petrinex in tonnes of 10 sulphur. 11 12 13 Ethane Extraction 14 15 Ethane extraction is a process of removing ethane (including natural gas liquids) from 16 marketable natural gas.

Facilities that utilize this process are also referred as straddle plants. Item is-glen - Oil well near new airport terminal, Calgary, Alberta. Item is-glen - Glenbow Museum exhibit of armour, Calgary, Alberta. Item is-glen - Computer being lifted by a crane, Calgary, Alberta.

Item is-glen - Guido's Restaurant, Calgary, Alberta. Item is-glen - Crossfield sulphur plant, Crossfield, Alberta. The sulfur recovery rate of the Claus process is about 95 to 97%. The tail gas that contains unrecovered sulfur is fed to the tail gas treating unit (TGT). The recovered sulfur is stored in the sulfur pit and shipped as product after undergoing a degassing process to remove H 2 S.

The Claus process is an equilibrium process, and a modified. Reference: Sulphur Plant Tail Gas Incinerator In Alberta Computer Simulation for Incinerator Optimization Sulphur Experts Inc.

conducted a detailed study of the operation and simulation of the thermal tail gas incinerators commonly employed in Claus sul phur recovery.

Sulfur recovery refers to the conversion of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to elemental sulfur. Hydrogen sulfide is a by-product of processing natural gas and refining high-sulfur crude oils. There are many sulfur recovery technologies available for different applications, however the most common conversion method used is the Claus process.

ERCB-AE AA.;Accompanied by addendum, entitled: Addendum to task force report on sulphur recovery at Alberta gas plants;AB Resource Development Edmonton: c.1 does not have ERCB-AE AA;AB Alberta Research Council*Includes: Sulphur recovery guidelines: gas processing operations (Informational letter IL ;2 14 38 This annual report on sulphur recovery and sulphur emissions at sour gas plants provides a summary of industry performance following the implementation of Interim Directive (ID) Sulphur Recovery Guidelines for the Province of report provides information on plants that have been degrandfathered and tracks emission and sulphur inlet for these plants and summary.

The Claus process is the most significant gas desulfurizing process, recovering elemental sulfur from gaseous hydrogen patented in by the chemist Carl Friedrich Claus, the Claus process has become the industry standard.C.

Claus was born in Kassel in the German State of Hessen inand studied chemistry in Marburg before he emigrated to England in pharmaceuticals, and water treatments.

It was the development of sulfur recovery technology that made the sour gas fields at Jumping Pound () and Pincher Creek () worth developing. Other large natural gas processing plants in Alberta that now produce elemental sulfur as a byproduct of the H 2 S in sour gas are Nevis (), Rimbey (), Waterton () and Strachan ().

Sulphur plant; Control room, office, DCS; Projects. Sour Gas Plant. Oman - Lekhwair Gas Sweetening Unit. Oil Sands Water Recovery Unit. Alberta - Algar Oil Sands Project Water Recovery Unit.

Sweet Gas Compressor Station Sour Gas Plant. Alberta - Steeprock Gas Plant – Facility Construction Scheduling. Heavy Oil Field Development. Alberta. Guidelines for Landfill Disposal of Sulphur Waste and Remediation of Sulphur Containing Soils September Alberta Environment 1 1.

Introduction Canada, with a production of about 9 million tonnes per year, is the world's second largest producer of sulphur (S), a valuable by-product of Alberta’s oil and gas industry.

Sulphur Experts has been delivering industry-leading technical Courses on key topics affecting the gas processing and refining industries for over 30 years. MULTIPLE DIVISIONS Sulphur Experts, together with all its divisions, have a common objective in mind – to help the industry operate in the most cost-effective and environmentally sound.

These regulations limit the sulphur content of gasoline to 14 mg/kg as of January 1,with the limit reducing to 12 mg/kg on January 1, Alternatively, gasoline producers and importers can elect to apply a pool average sulphur limit, in which case the pool average limit becomes 10 mg/kg, with a never-to-be-exceeded batch limit of Gas Purification.

Book • Fifth Edition • new sections cover areas of strong current interest, particularly liquid hydrocarbon treating, Claus plant tail gas treating, thermal oxidation of volatile organic compounds, and sulfur scavenging processes. sulfur dioxide removal and recovery processes, processes for converting hydrogen.

Emissions will result from gas sweetening plants only if the acid waste gas from the amine process is flared or incinerated. Most often, the acid waste gas is used as a feedstock in nearby sulfur recovery or sulfuric acid plants.

See Sections "Sulfur Recovery", or"Sulfuric Acid", respectively, for these associated processes. Sulphur is produced as a by-product at Suncor Energy’s oil sands facilities, natural gas plants and various facilities, including: Oil sands (Fort McMurray, Alta.) Natural gas processing plants (Alberta and British Columbia) Edmonton refinery (Edmonton, Alta.) Montreal sulphur plant (Montreal, Que.) Sarnia refinery (Sarnia, Ont.).

The summer after the facility initially began operations, the sulfur plant was completed, making it the first sulfur plant in Canada. Using the modified Claus process, Jumping Pound produced 32 tonnes (35 tons) of elemental sulfur a day, a by-product essential to the West Coast’s pulp and paper industries.

The heat recovery system of a conventional sulphuric acid plant recovers most of the heat produced during the sulphur combustion and the SO 2 → SO 3 conversion, producing ÷ + tons of MP superheated steam (at 25 ÷ 42 bara and about °C) per ton of sulphuric acid.

Claus sulfur plants can normally achieve high sulfur recovery efficiencies. For lean acid gas streams, the recovery typically ranges from 93% for two-2 S and SO 2 conversion is not practical in a required, the Claus plant is usually equipped with a tail gas cleanup unit to either extend the Claus reaction or capture the unconverted sulfur com.

Claus plant. To achieve 99 percent sulphur recovery, the tail gas from the second Claus bed is fed directly to the reactor bed containing the direct oxidation catalyst. To achieve percent sulphur recovery, the process includes a hydrogenation reactor upstream of the direct oxidation bed to convert all remaining sulphur species to H.

Schematic showing gas plant acid gas going to acid gas reinjection or sulfur recovery. The first acid gas reinjection operation in Alberta, Canada was started by Chevron Canada Ltd.

in at Acheson, where 15% H2S and 85% CO2 were injected into a depleted oil pool. The number of injection sites in Alberta has since increased from 1 in to. Exterran Corporate Headquarters Equity Drive Houston, TXUSA Sulphur Experts has been delivering industry-leading technical Courses on key topics affecting the gas processing and refining industries for over 30 years.

Together with its divisions, Amine Experts, Energy Experts and Filtration Experts, a series of international Courses on Sulphur Recovery, Amine Treating and Amine Systems Filtration and.

SRE offers on-site Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU), Amine Unit, and Simulation Training for Operators, Engineers, and Management teams.

These seminars are tailored to your specific plant, will address your operating concerns, and are designed to maximize value with respect to .Sulfur recovered from oil and natural gas in the petroleum industry now accounts for about 70% of all Sulfur used (Sulfuric ac id - Feedstock).

Thus interestingly, Sulfur can be procured.Review of research into environmental effects of sulphur emissions from gas processing plants and other industrial sources in Alberta. Identifies future research needs for air, water, soils, vegetation, health, and environmental technology. Includes bibliography of published Alberta literature related to sulphur research.