July 2013

Special Report: Refinery of the Future

Optimize amine units and improve refinery profitability

The alkanolamine system in a refinery, better known as the amine unit, is used to remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2) and mercaptans (collectively referred to as acid gases) from proce..

Zurlo, J., GE Water & Process Technologies

The alkanolamine system in a refinery, better known as the amine unit, is used to remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2) and mercaptans (collectively referred to as acid gases) from process gas and liquid hydrocarbon streams. Amine units are an essential part of the refinery operation to maintain product quality and environmental compliance. Their importance is increasing as refinery feeds become more sour and refinery product sulfur limits are lowered. A poorly operated amine unit can result in high amine losses, poor unit reliability, amine solution contamination, off-specification products, operating headaches and increased operating costs to the refinery. Despite their impo

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