Weiland, R. H.

Optimized Gas Treating, Inc., Buda, Texas

Ralph Weiland is Chairman of Optimized Gas Treating. He formed Optimized Gas Treating more than 25 yr ago, and with Australian colleagues developed the ProTreat mass transfer rate-based gas treating simulator, and later the sulfur plant simulator SulphurPro. He holds BASc and MASc degrees, as well as a PhD, in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto.

Stack gas scrubbing to meet IMO’s 0.5% sulfur bunkering requirement

Ott, P., Weiland, R. H., Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

The International Maritime Organization implemented the IMO 2020 regulations on January 1, 2020.

How sensitive is your treating plant to operating conditions?

Weiland, R. H., Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.; Schultes, M., Raschig GmbH; Maharaj, N., Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago; Praderio, A., ConocoPhillips; Santos, J., INEOS Americas

A normal expectation in the course of operating an amine treating plant for acid gas removal is that small changes in operating conditions will result in correspondingly small responses in plant performance. However, such expectations are not always well founded. To establish credibility for the process simulator used in the design of a new LNG plant, the mass-transfer rate-based simulation results for the new plant are compared with performance data from an operating LNG plant.

HCN distribution in sour water systems

Weiland, R. H., Hatcher, N. A., Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.; Jones, C. E., Optimized Gas Treating

Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is commonly present in refinery gases. Because of its low volatility and, to some extent, its acidity, it travels through amine and sour water systems in an unusual and, heretof..

Overcome challenges in treating shale gases

Weiland, R. H., Hatcher, N. A., Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

Manipulating process plant parameters helps meet pipeline specifications

What are the benefits from mass transfer rate-based simulation?

Weiland, R. H., Hatcher, N. A., Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.

Models are highly detailed and predictive