SPE Online Education
Underperforming Gas Scrubbers: How to Fix Them and How to Avoid Them
Recorded On: 03/29/2017
The aim of this presentation is to illustrate how an inadequate sizing methodology hinders scrubber performance. Old fashion practices still in used today, do not go deep enough into the fundamentals of the separation process, may rely on incorrect assumptions regarding flow distribution, and usually are not supported by representative test data. These shortcomings however, must be questioned when so often result in the need for expensive fixes just after plant startup. By making the design process itself the target of interest, this presentation provides a new perspective for the task of scrubber design. This important step, many times overlooked, can mean the difference between underperforming facilities in need of costly vessel upgrades post start-up and well-conceived facilities that can achieve the required separation performance from day one.
Elizabeth G. Morillo
Senior Process Engineer, TechnipFMC
Ms. Morillo is a senior process engineer for TechnipFMC based in Houston, TX. In her current role, Elizabeth oversees the design of separation systems for the Americas. In her 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry she has held various positions in operations, engineering, and R&D focusing on pressure pumping services and hydrocarbon processing (crude oil dehydration and stabilization, gas and water treatments). She holds 2 U.S. Patents and has a Chemical Engineering Degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar. She is currently working on a Master's of Science in Subsea Engineering at the University of Houston. Elizabeth can be reach at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org