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GRASYS Innovative Gas Separation Technologies Applications in Off-Shore Projects

CJSC Gas Separation Systems, Leninskaya Sloboda Street 19, Moscow, 115280 Telephone: (495) 989-20-47, Fax: (495) 543-94-92 ,


About Company
• CJSC GRASYS was founded in 2001 and has since proved itself the undoubted Russian and CIS leader in the field of non-cryogenic industrial gas separation plants development and manufacture. • The focus on the most advanced technologies and the high level of company specialists proficiency enables the implementation of projects of any complexity level. • Scientific research and developments are based on the close cooperation with the leading producers and best research centers in Russia and abroad.

• GRASYS is staffed with the country leading specialists in gas separation technologies, candidates and doctors of physics and mathematics, as well as technical sciences.
• The company is continuously searching for new technical and engineering solutions in the field of air separation and gas separation both in conventional processes (recovery of nitrogen and hydrogen) and in the emerging areas, which resulted in the development of membranes and plants for hydrocarbon gases separation.


3 .Customers The company has implemented more than 450 projects. including the unique plants in terms of their technical and performance characteristics designed for the major companies in the petroleum and petrochemical industries.

GRASYS industrial gas separation technologies Air separation Technological processes Nitrogen production Hydrocarbons separation Oxygen production Hydrogen concentration 4 .

Nitrogen and Oxygen Plants and Stations GRASYS manufactures and supplies membrane and adsorption plants for nitrogen and oxygen production from air designed for any industrial applications.000 m3/hr Purity: up to 95% 5 .9995% Oxygen Capacity: up to 3.000 nm3/hr Purity: up to 99. Nitrogen Capacity: 50nm3/hr to 5.

Hydrogen Plants Adsorption hydrogen plants Hydrogen purity – up to 99.000 nm3/hr 6 .000 nm3/Hr Membrane hydrogen plants Hydrogen purity – up to 99.9995% Capacity – up to 50.5% Capacity – up to 50.

Hydrocarbon Gases Processing / Treatment Plants • Recovery of methane fraction from associated oil gas (fuel gas preparation before gas-piston (GPPP) and gas-turbine (GTPP) power plants). • Recovery of valuable hydrocarbons from effluents of petrochemical production flows. 7 . • Natural gas dew-point adjustment for water and hydrocarbons (preparation of gas for pipeline transportation).

Absence of need for constant control by operating personnel. Modular design: configurability of plant component parts.Advantages of GRASYS membrane plants • • • • • • Small weight and dimensions. 8 . Minimum operating costs. Extended operational life. Power efficiency. Capability of operation under strong vibration and arctic temperatures. High degree of operating reliability and fail-safety.

Main Applications of GRASYS Air Separation Plants in Offshore Development Projects Membrane nitrogen generators Equipment purging before and after repairs Fire fighting Generating inert blanket in tankers 9 .

Nitrogen Plant for Korchagin Field IRP-1 Customer Industry Purpose Capacity Nitrogen purity : : : : : LLC Lukoil Nizhnevolzhskneft Oil Industry Meeting flow process requirements 420 nm3/hr (two plants) 97 % 10 .

Plant for Lukoil-Kaliningradmorneft (Varandei shipping Terminal) Customer Industry Purpose Capacity Nitrogen purity : : : : : OJSC Lukoil Oil Industry Meeting flow process requirements 100 nm3/hr (two plants) 95 % 11 .

Nitrogen Plant for Prirazlomnaya Platform Customer Industry Purpose Capacity Nitrogen purity : : : : : OJSC Sevmash Oil Industry Meeting flow process requirements 3.500 nm3/hr 95 % 12 .

Main Technologies of Hydrocarbons Separation for Use in Offshore Development Projects Membrane plants for APG treatment Dewpoint adjustment for hydrocarbons and water Fuel gas pre-treatment before power generators (to cover the offshore platform own power needs) Removal of sulfur components 13 .

14 . Homogenous controlled packing degree. • Concentration of the most easily condensing permeate components (Lowpressure area). • High density of fiber packing – 10 time higher than in flat membranes. thus excluding the possibility of their condensation within the membrane plant. methanol). • Minimum pressure drop in the target flow.Specifics of CarboPEEK Membrane and Cartridge • Chemical and performance stability as regards aggressive media (including С3+. H2S.

hydrogen recovery from HCG* H2O H2 He CO2 O2 Ar CO CH4 N2 C2H6 C 3H 8 2. H2S) C6H14 C5H12 C4H10 C3H8 C2H6 CO2 O2 CH4 N2 Fast gases *HBG – hydrogen-containing gas mixtures Slow gases 15 . 1. CarboPEEK membrane for hydrocarbons separation (H2O.Comparison of Classic Membrane with CarboPEEK Membrane The operating principle of membrane systems is based on the difference in the rate of penetration of various gases through membrane separating layer. Classic membrane for air separation.

Flowchart of Fuel Gas Treatment (Pressure scheme) 16 .

4 Fuel gas to GPPP 26. • Installation of the pre-fabricated bock at the site.6 72.45 71.2. С +10 +25 +15 +15 . Methane  С4+  С6+ 48. m nm3/year Feed APG 47.1 Dewpoint for hydrocarbons. • Installation.1 0.38 54 43.7 5. С Dewpoint for moisture.24 -35 • Configuration: compressor (1+1) in individual enclosures and GSU in a 12meter block-container. MPa Methane index (as per AVL 3.2 5.Technical Characteristics of Membrane Plant for Fuel Gas Treatment Parameter Flow rate. commissioning and startup – within one month.9 42.) LHV. MJ/m3 Composition.5 43.8 At the GSU input 47. 17 .8 72 36.3 Pressure.5 0.48 0.8 82. %vol. MJ/m3 0.96 54.8 0.8 1.2 Wobbe index.57 0.83 47.

Comparison of Achieved Technical Characteristics with Membrane and Other Fuel Gas Treatment Methods 60 50 Safe zone 40 30 20 10 0 Feed gas Low temperature Vortex technology separation Methane No Membrane technology LHV. MJ/м3 18 .

Flowchart of Single-Stage Recycled Treatment of Dry Stripped Gas for Transportation 19 .

28 3.12 88.19 1. nearly 100% APG disposal is achieved. С Composition.0 57 +25 Pipeline gas 356.Achieved Technical Characteristics by Gas Drying for Transportation (Odoptu-More Project) Parameter Flow rate.44 - In case of use of permeate as a compressor fuel.2 +20 93.5 1. %vol.2 1.1 4. m nm3/year Pressure. bar Temperature. С Feed gas 365.5 56 +20 Permeate 8.45 . Methane Ethane С3+ Dewpoint for moisture at Р= 56 bar.5 +25 93.0 5.4 4. 20 .

6 2. 7 не более 16 max. minus 20 21 . minus 5 max.42 Up to280 до 150 + 10  +25 + 15  +35 Treated gas 14. MPa Composition: Methane. С Feed gas 17. %vol. мг/м3 Dewpoint for hydrocarbons. %vol. С Dewpoint for moisture.  С4+. m nm3/year Pressure.7 87.0 0.5 2.Plant for Hydrogen Sulfide containing APG Treatment before Gazprom pipeline Parameter Flow rate.9 2. H2S. mg/m3 Меркаптаны.38 max.5 95.