Importance of Amine Systems H2S and CO2 Recovery Efficiency to Avoid Fouling and Elevated Corrosion Rates

Presented By

Umesh Mather - Aggreko Process Services EMEA

Conference: Galveston 2018

Rapid fouling of heat transfer equipment in amine scrubbing systems reduces performance, especially during the hot summer season. Reduced acid gas absorption capacity can force cutbacks in crude throughput at the front end of the refinery, an extremely costly step. To mitigate, plants have the ability to utilize engineered, temporary cooling solutions to deliver ideal process conditions in critical periods of the year with no production interruption. Furthermore, the immediate added marginal value will mitigate having to acquire non-productive capital assets to minimize the risk of interrupting production. During this presentation, Umesh Mathur, Principle Process Engineer, will demonstrate and discuss the economic benefit for avoiding cutbacks, showing why the benefit-to-cost ratio for the use of engineered temporary cooling solutions is favorable.

Umesh MathurUmesh obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering 52 years ago at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has a postgraduate diploma in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals from the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, OK. He has had a variety of roles in refinery and petrochemical operations and troubleshooting, process and equipment design, process modeling, simulation, control, and plant-wide economic optimization. Umesh provides expert level knowhow to Aggreko’s clients in the area of chemical engineering thermodynamics and process modeling / simulation. He has consulted widely with major oil and petrochemical companies in the USA and abroad. He has worked for Aggreko for over 6 years and is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Life Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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