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A100 AMINE GAS TREATING SYSTEM

Exterrans A100 Amine Treating System


removes CO2 and H2S from natural gas to
meet pipeline specifications.
Shown here are the regeneration and gas inlet
systems, which are typically spaced further
apart. Complete systems will vary depending
upon your processing and treating needs.
NGL product treating also available

Key Benefits
Speed Your Time to Plant Startup
S
 tart operations faster with the optional Exterran Quick-Start program.
This unique program includes onsite engineering expertise, inventory planning
and materials and management of systems components shipped separately
R
 educed manufacturing times with key component inventory
C
 ontrol your project schedule with turnkey project capabilities such as design,
manufacturing, installation, startup, commissioning and even plant operation
F aster installation with a small footprint
Minimize Operating Cost and Unscheduled Downtime
C
 apacity margin for fluctuations in gas volume and composition
Reliable horizontal multistage circulation pumps
E xperience in building plants up to 5,400 GPM and inlet gas up to 900 MMscfd
High Confidence with Exterrans Deep Engineering Experience
P roven standard designs that can be customized to meet distinct specifications

OVERVIEW
The Exterran Processing SolutionsTM A100
Amine System removes contaminants such
as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide
from natural gas streams in order to meet
pipeline or pretreatment specifications.
This system operates at a 100 GPM
circulation capacity and handles gas inlet
rates of 6 to 25 MMscfd.
Exterran has unmatched expertise in
engineering state-of-the-art plant designs
and brings them online quickly, so you can
see production profits faster.

C
 ombined 2,000+ years of engineering experience
300+ completed gas processing and treating systems

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A100 AMINE GAS TREATING SYSTEM

Standard Modules

PROCESS DESCRIPTION

Inlet Gas System

Untreated natural gas containing carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen


sulfide (H2S) flows into the amine contactor where it contacts a
downward-flowing amine-water solution. The amine solution chemically
absorbs CO2 and H2S from the gas stream.

Inlet Gas Coalescer


Amine Contactor
Treated Gas Scrubber

As the amine solution is re-circulated, rich amine solution collects at


the bottom of the absorber and level controlled to a flash tank. The rich
amine is then cross exchanged with lean amine.

Regeneration System
Regeneration Module #1
Regeneration Module #2
Amine Reboiler
Amine Still Reflux Condenser
Amine Still
Hot Oil Heater Package

Rich amine solution is further treated in a stripper or still. The still has
an external, indirect heating system that heats the rich amine solution.
As it is heated, steam from heating the amine rises as rich amine flows
downward through the still column, stripping out the CO2 and H2S. The
lean amine solution accumulates at the bottom of the still.
CO2, H2S and water vapor separated in the amine still are cooled in air
exchange coolers. Condensed water is returned to the amine still. CO2
and H2S exit the system at low pressure. Lean amine solution is cycled
through the absorber to repeat the process.

PROCESS DIAGRAM

Sweet Gas

Outlet
Separator

Acid Gas
Condenser

Contactor

Reflux
Separator

Lean Filter
Still

Cooler

Hot Oil Outlet


Amine
Reboiler

Flash Gas

Sour Gas
Flash Tank
Inlet
Filter/Coalescer

INLET SYSTEM

Rich
Lean
Exchanger

Hot Oil Inlet

REGENERATION SYSTEM

Standard Product Features

A100 Standard Specifications


Module / Component

Basket strainers for amine heat


exchanger inlets

Length (ftin)

Width (ftin)

Weight (lbs)

Amine Regeneration Module #1

36 - 0

10 0

36,000

Lean amine filters

Amine Regeneration Module #2

36 - 0

10 0

17,000

2 x 100% circulation pumps

Amine Cooler

14 7

12 1

27,700

Amine Reflux Condenser/Pipe Rack Module

14 7

12 1

29,000

Fisher control valves, Rosemount


transmitters, Allen-Bradley PLC

Heat Medium Module

25 9

71

25,000

Heat Medium Pump and Expansion Tank Module

18 11

47

8,000

Component

ID (in)

Overall Height

Weight (lbs)

Amine Still Column with Surge

36/48

74 6

24,365

Pneumatic pump for antifoam injection


Electrical heat tracing and insulation
Skid-edge junction box compatible with
any control system
Hot oil system

Power Requirement
Estimated Fuel Gas Consumption (Mscfd)
Connected/Operation Horsepower

262
448/215

T36 Inlet System Specifications


Module / Component

Diameter

Height

Weight (lbs)

Inlet Filter Coalescer

18 in OD

10 ft - 4 in OAH

3,200

Amine Contactor

36 in ID

60 ft - 0 in S/S

46,700

Treated Gas Scrubber

30 in ID

10 ft - 0 in S/S

5,760

42 ft

36 ft

DIMENSIONS
Side View

Top View

64 ft
74 ft 6 in

36 ft

64 ft

Dimensions shown here are approximate and may vary.


The interconnect piping between the inlet gas system and the amine regeneration system can and will vary.

31 ft

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A100 AMINE GAS TREATING SYSTEM


Sizing and Options Form

Options Checklist

Contact your local Exterran representative to submit sizing and options.

o Ladder and platform access on skids

Amine System Design and Sizing Requirements

o Rich amine level control shut down valve

Elevation (ft)

o Additional rich amine filter


(charcoal or mechanical)

Ambient Temperature - Min/Max (F)

o Spare parallel lean/rich exchanger

Barometric Pressure (psia)


Maximum Wind Speed (mph)

o Additional cold-weather heat tracing

Seismic Zone

o Warm air re-circulation

Soil Bearing Allowable (psf)

o Variable frequency drive motor control

Inlet Gas Flow

Pressure (psig)

o Flash contactor on amine flash tank

Temperature (F)

o Power Distribution Center (PDC)

Rate Min-Max (MMscfd)

o Gas/Gas exchanger

Specific Gravity

o Treated Gas Cooler

H2S Hydrogen Sulfide (ppm)

o Makeup amine and water systems

CO2 Carbon Dioxide (mol%)

o Custom paint color

N2 Nitrogen (mol%)

Inlet Gas Composition

C1 Methane (mol%)

Optional Services

C2 Ethane (mol%)

o Installation engineering

C3 Propane (mol%)

o Exterran QuickStart

iC4 iso-Butane (mol%)

o Air emissions permitting

nC4 n-Butane (mol%)

o HAZOP support

iC5 iso-Pentane (mol%)

o Build, own and operate

nC5 n-Pentane (mol%)

o Build, operate and transfer

C6+ Hexanes Plus (mol%)


TOTAL mol%

Outlet Gas

100%

Notes

CO2 Requirement (mol%)

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H2S Requirement (ppm)

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Pressure (psig)

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sale. The information herein is believed to be correct, but is not warranted for correctness
or completeness, or for applicability to any particular customer or situation.
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