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Methods and configurations for lng liquefaction

Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for pre-cooling a natural gas stream to a liquefaction plant. A system may comprise a compressor configured to receive a first natural gas stream at a first pressure and produce a second natural gas stream at a second pressure; an exchanger, wherein the exchanger is configured to receive the second natural gas stream as the second pressure and cool the second natural gas stream to produce a cooled natural gas stream; and an expander, wherein the expander is configured to receive the cooled natural gas stream and expand the cooled natural gas stream from the second pressure to a third pressure.. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Variable side cooling for acid gas removal

Embodiments include systems and methods for processing a feed gas and acid gas removal. A method may comprise receiving a feed gas to an absorber; contacting the feed gas counter-currently with a lean solvent stream to remove acid gas from the feed gas; producing a treated feed gas stream from the absorber; producing a rich solvent stream from the absorber comprising h2s and co2 removed from the feed gas; receiving a side stream from the absorber to a side cooler; removing at least a portion of the heat of absorption from the side stream by the side cooler; producing a first output stream from the side cooler that is routed back into the absorber at a point below a draw point for the side stream; and producing a second output stream from the side cooler that is routed back into the absorber at a point below the first output stream.. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Removal of metals from co2 capture solvents

Corrosion in a co2 removal system is reduced or even entirely avoided by use of a metal ion chelator unit that removes metal ions, and especially iron ions from an amine solvent to a level of equal or less than 1 mg/l without substantially binding heat stable salts.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Heavy hydrocarbon removal from lean gas to lng liquefaction

A system for processing a gas stream can include a physical solvent unit, an acid gas removal unit upstream or downstream of the physical solvent unit, and an lng liquefaction unit downstream of the acid gas removal unit. The physical solvent unit is configured to receive a feed gas, remove at least a portion of any c5+ hydrocarbons in the feed gas stream using a physical solvent, and produce a cleaned gas stream comprising the feed gas stream with the portion of the c5+ hydrocarbons removed. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Stacked duct assemblies

A duct assembly for flowing fluids includes a first duct positioned above the ground. The first duct is configured to flow a first fluid. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Configurations and methods for small scale lng production

An lng plant comprises a cold box and a refrigeration unit fluidly coupled with a plurality of heat exchanger passes in the cold box. The refrigeration unit is configured to provide a first refrigerant stream to a first heat exchanger pass of the plurality of heat exchanger passes at a first pressure, a second refrigerant stream to a second heat exchanger pass at a second pressure, and a third refrigerant stream to a third heat exchanger pass at a third pressure. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Systems and methods for removal of nitrogen from lng

A system for the removal of nitrogen from a liquid natural gas (lng) stream. The system. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Configurations and methods of high pressure acid gas removal in the production of ultra-low sulfur gas

Acid gas is removed from a high pressure feed gas that contains significant quantities of co2 and h2s. In especially preferred configurations and methods, feed gas is contacted in an absorber with a lean and an ultra-lean solvent that are formed by flashing rich solvent and stripping a portion of the lean solvent, respectively. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Processing of gasification tars to high yields of btx

Embodiments relate generally to systems and method for processing tars to produce benzene, toluene, and xylene (btx). A method for processing tars may comprise distilling the tars to separate creosotes and pitch; and processing the pitch via hydropyrolysis, including both hydrogenation and hydrocracking functions, to remove heteroatoms and break down polyaromatics in the pitch and produce monoaromatics, such as btx. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Process for removing oxygenates from hydrocarbon streams

A method of removing oxygenates from a hydrocarbon stream comprises passing a hydrocarbon stream to a caustic tower having a plurality of loops, contacting the hydrocarbon stream with a sulfided catalyst between a first loop of the plurality of loops and a second loop of the plurality of loops to produce a reaction product, passing the reaction product to the second loop, removing at least a portion of the hydrogen sulfide in the second loop of the caustic tower to produce a product stream, and separating the product stream into a plurality of hydrocarbon streams in a separation zone located downstream of the caustic tower. The hydrocarbon stream comprises hydrocarbons, oxygen containing components, and sulfur containing compounds. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Systems and methods for lng production with propane and ethane recovery

A lng liquefaction plant includes a propane recovery unit including an inlet for a feed gas, a first outlet for a lpg, and a second outlet for an ethane-rich feed gas, an ethane recovery unit including an inlet coupled to the second outlet for the ethane-rich feed gas, a first outlet for an ethane liquid, and a second outlet for a methane-rich feed gas, and a lng liquefaction unit including an inlet coupled to the second outlet for the methane-rich feed gas, a refrigerant to cool the methane-rich feed gas, and an outlet for a lng. The lng plant may also include a stripper, an absorber, and a separator configured to separate the feed gas into a stripper liquid and an absorber vapor. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Leak detection in heat exchanger systems

A heat exchanger comprises an outer shell extending between axially opposed ends and having a first fluid inlet and a first fluid outlet, one or more tubes passing through the tubular shell, a collection vessel disposed in an upper surface of the outer shell or the first fluid outlet, and a level sensor configured to detect the presence of the second heat exchange fluid within the collection vessel. The first fluid inlet and the first fluid outlet provide a first fluid pathway for a first heat exchange fluid through the outer shell, and the one or more tubes are configured to provide a second fluid pathway for a second heat exchange fluid between a second fluid inlet and a second fluid outlet.. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Integration methods of gas processing plant and nitrogen rejection unit for high nitrogen feed gases

Gas processing plants and methods are contemplated in co2 is effectively removed to very low levels from a feed gas to an nru unit by adding a physical solvent unit that uses waste nitrogen produced by the nru as stripping gas to produce an ultra-lean solvent, which is then used to treat the feed gas to the nru unit. Most preferably, the physical solvent unit includes a flash unit and stripper column to produce the ultra-lean solvent.. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

Multiple preflash and exchanger (mpex) network system for crude and vacuum units

Plants and methods are presented for crude feed pre-processing before feeding the crude feed into a crude unit or vacuum unit. Pre-processing is preferably achieved with a combination of a preflash drum and a preflash column that allows for high-temperature treatment of the liquids and separate vapor phase handling, which advantageously enables retrofitting existing plants to accommodate lighter crude feeds.. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170234457

Systems and methods for constructing, supporting, and maintaining an elevated pipeline

A support assembly and methods relating thereto is disclosed for supporting a pipeline at a height above the ground. In an embodiment, the support assembly has a central axis and includes a vertical pile assembly configured to be coupled to the ground. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170218279

Small scale modular gas to liquids plant for stranded remote gas

A method of processing stranded remote gas comprising (a) introducing stranded remote gas and steam to a reforming unit to produce synthesis gas (syngas), wherein the stranded remote gas comprises methane, carbon dioxide, and sulfur-containing compounds, and wherein the syngas is characterized by a molar ratio of hydrogen to carbon monoxide of from about 1.7:1 to about 2.5:1; (b) introducing at least a portion of the syngas to a fischer-tropsch (ft) unit to produce an ft syncrude product, ft water, and ft tail gas, wherein the ft syncrude product comprises ft hydrocarbon liquids, wherein the ft syncrude product comprises ft wax in an amount of less than about 5 wt. %, and wherein the ft unit is characterized by an ft reaction temperature of from about 300° c. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216766

Modular systems and methods for developing gas fields

A natural gas production module including a wellhead configured to supply a stream of raw natural gas from a subterranean formation, and a first truckable gas processing module in fluid communication with the wellhead, wherein the first gas processing module includes a component configured to process the raw gas supplied by the wellhead.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170206284

Electric utility model information interface system

A method comprises: transmitting, to a server, a request for performance metrics of a utility system; receiving, from the server, the performance metrics; creating a design for a power distribution system based on the performance metrics; obtaining components for the power distribution system based on the design; and installing the components to implement the design. A system comprises: a database server configured to: receive documents associated with components of a utility system, extract equipment rating information from the documents, and store the equipment rating information in a usable form in a database; and a model computer coupled to the database server and configured to: receive the equipment rating information from the database server, create a utility system model based on the equipment rating information, and determine short-circuit parameters for nodes associated with customers.. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204336

Quenching vacuum distillation column wash zone liquid

A crude separation unit comprises a feed heater, a distillation column comprising a wash zone and a flash zone, a wash zone outlet line fluidly coupled to the distillation column in the wash zone, and a wash oil circulation loop. The feed heater comprises a feed line and a heater outlet line, and the heater outlet line is fluidly coupled to the distillation column in the flash zone. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204335

Conversion of waste co2 into useful transport fuels using steam methane reformer in a gas to liquids plant

A method of producing fuel from co2 comprising introducing natural gas, steam, and recovered co2 to a reformer to produce unshifted syngas characterized by a molar ratio of hydrogen to carbon monoxide of from about 1.7:1 to about 2.5:1; introducing the unshifted syngas to a water gas shift unit to produce a shifted syngas, wherein an amount of co2 in the shifted syngas is greater than in the unshifted syngas; separating the co2 from the shifted syngas to produce recycle co2 and a hydrogen-enriched syngas; recycling the recycle co2 to the reformer, introducing the unshifted syngas to a fischer-tropsch (ft) unit to produce an ft product, ft water, and ft tail gas, wherein the ft product comprises ft liquids and ft wax; and separating the ft liquids from the ft product to produce a fuel.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203963

Production of pure hydrogen from ammonia rich sour water stripper overhead

A method of producing hydrogen comprising receiving a sour gas comprising co2, h2s, and ammonia from a sour water stripper; introducing the sour gas to an absorption system to produce an ammonia rich gas and a sulfide rich gas, wherein the ammonia rich gas comprises ammonia and co2, and wherein the sulfide rich gas comprises h2s and co2; compressing the ammonia rich gas in a compressing unit to a pressure of 400-600 psig to produce a compressed ammonia rich gas; introducing the compressed ammonia rich gas to an ammonia cracker unit comprising a catalyst to produce a cracked gas, wherein the ammonia cracker unit is characterized by a cracking temperature of 450-550° c., and wherein the cracked gas comprises hydrogen, nitrogen, and co2; and introducing the cracked gas to a psa unit to produce hydrogen and a psa tail gas, wherein the psa tail gas comprises nitrogen and co2.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203252

Systems and methods for treatment of flue gas

A method for treating a flue gas that includes determining a sulfur trioxide concentration within the flue gas and determining an injection rate for a sulfur trioxide sorbent based upon the sulfur trioxide concentration. Also, a method for treating a flue gas that includes determining a sulfuric acid dew point for the flue gas and determining a coolant injection rate for a coolant to be injected into the flue gas to cause the flue gas to have a temperature of from about 20 to about 30° f. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197827

Novel method for avoiding expensive sour water stripper metallurgy in a gasification plant

A method of producing syngas comprising receiving raw syngas from a gasification unit; introducing the raw syngas and water to a syngas scrubber to produce unshifted syngas; introducing a first portion of unshifted syngas to a first cooling unit to produce cooled unshifted syngas and a first aqueous condensate comprising cyanide in an amount of 5-200 ppmw; recycling the first aqueous condensate to the syngas scrubber; introducing a second portion of unshifted syngas to a water gas shift unit to produce shifted syngas; introducing the shifted syngas to a second cooling unit to produce cooled shifted syngas and a second aqueous condensate comprising cyanide in an amount of less than 2.5 ppmw; contacting the cooled shifted syngas with the cooled unshifted syngas to produce modified syngas; and introducing the second aqueous condensate to a sour water stripper to produce stripped water and an acid gas comprising h2s, co2, and ammonia.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170191753

Ethane recovery or ethane rejection operation

A method for operating a natural gas liquids processing (ngl) system, the system being selectively configured in either an ethane rejection configuration or an ethane recovery configuration, the method comprising, when the ngl system is in the ethane rejection configuration, collecting a reboiler bottom stream that, in the ethane rejection configuration, includes ethane in an amount of less than 5% by volume, and when the ngl system is in the ethane recovery configuration, collecting a reboiler bottom stream that, in the ethane recovery configuration, includes ethane in an amount of at least about 30% by volume.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166469

Process for treatment of sour water generated from coal gasification

A method of treating sour water from industrial processes such as coal gasification. The method includes injecting a polysulfide into a sour water stream to convert cyanide to thiocyanate, thereby reducing the corrosiveness and toxicity of the sour water stream. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170159305

Modular processing facility

The various processes of a plant may be segmented into separate process blocks, which may be interconnected using fluid conduits and/or electrical connections. These process blocks may be directly connected, for example without an external piperack interconnecting process blocks. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170131027

Systems and methods for lng refrigeration and liquefaction

A lng liquefaction plant system includes concurrent power production, wherein the refrigeration content of the refrigerant or smr is used to liquefy and sub-cool a natural gas stream in a cold box or cryogenic exchanger. For concurrent power production, the system uses waste heat from refrigerant compression to vaporize and superheat a waste heat working fluid that in turn drives a compressor for refrigerant compression. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170096337

Systems and methods for degassing of sulfur

Contemplated systems and methods for removing polysulfides and hydrogen sulfide from liquid sulfur of a claus plant include (a) physically separated steps of catalytic decomposition of polysulfides and gas stripping, or (b) use of the stripping gas as the continuous phase in a packed column with decomposition catalyst to so avoid catalyst attrition.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170051970

Ethane recovery and ethane rejection methods and configurations

Contemplated plants for flexible ethane recovery and rejection by allowing to switch the top reflux to the demethanizer from residue gas to the deethanizer overhead product and by controlling the flow ratio of feed gas to two different feed gas exchangers. Moreover, the pressure of the demethanizer is adjusted relative to the deethanizer pressure for control of the ethane recovery and rejection.. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170036163

Systems and methods for improved sulfur recovery from claus process tail gas

A system for reducing so2 emissions comprises a hydrogenation reactor, a tail gas cooler, a contact condenser, a hydrolysis reactor, and an absorber. The hydrogenation reactor is configured to receive a claus tail gas and convert at least a portion of so2 in the claus tail gas to h2s to produce a hydrogenated claus tail gas stream. ... Fluor Technologies Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170023293

Configurations and methods for nitrogen rejection, lng and ngl production from high nitrogen feed gases

Variable n2 content in feed gas ranging from 3 mol % to 50 mol % can be rejected from the process using a feed exchanger that is fluidly coupled with a cold separator and a single fractionation column to produce a nitrogen vent stream and streams that are suitable to be further processed for ngl recovery and lng production.. . ... Fluor Technologies Corporation








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