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Natural Gas Processing - Refrigeration and Fractionation

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Please register prior to September 21st to ensure this course meets minimum attendee requirements to proceed as planned.

---------------------------------------- Course Description:-

This 1-day Natural Gas Processing - Refrigeration and Fractionation course is designed to familiarize technical professionals with the design and operation of propane refrigeration loops used in typical NGL recovery and/or dewpoint control facilities, with an emphasis on design, troubleshooting and performance optimization. The principles of natural gas liquids fractionation and cryogenic expander operation are briefly discussed, including LNG and LPG operations and power recovery from LNG import terminals.

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in the Natural Gas Processing - Refrigeration and Fractionation course.

*Hands-on computer simulation of the equipment will be included as part of this course. Participants should bring a laptop to the course to load simulation software. Group studies will include the optimization of key equipment using supplied software.*

-------------------------------------------- Who Should Attend:-

The Natural Gas Processing - Refrigeration and Fractionation course is designed primarily for engineers and technologists involved in the design, operation, and optimization of gas processing facilities.

A working knowledge of gas compression is required.

------------------------------------------ Course Outline:-

The following topics are covered in the Natural Gas Processing - Refrigeration and Fractionation course:

•Basic Design and Operation of Refrigeration Circuit

•Capacity Control

•Equipment Options

•Power-Reducing Modifications

•Troubleshooting Dewpoint Control Problems

•Principles of Fractionation Tower Operation

•Gas Expander - Propane Refrigerant Comparison

•LNG Plants and Cold Power Recovery at LNG Import Terminals

------------------------------------------------- Instructor:-

Nev Hircock, PEng. Nev Hircock is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Cambridge UK and has over 32 years Oil and Gas experience since coming to Calgary. Nev has worked some 17 years with Dome and Amoco in both Project and Process Engineering capacities and since 1994 has been an independent Engineering Consultant specializing in Process and Environmental Engineering. He has been particularly involved in the efficient operation of Gas Processing Plants and associated rotating machinery such as compressors and aerial coolers. Nev has been giving seminars on many aspects of Gas Plant design and optimization for the past 30 years and has had numerous papers published with the Gas Processors Association in Western Canada and the Laurence Reid Gas Conditioning Conference of the USA.

----------------------------------------- Venue:-

Ramada Hotel (Downtown Calgary) - Bordeaux Room 708 8th Ave SW Calgary, AB


The Bordeaux room is located on the conference floor (2nd floor) of the Ramada Hotel. To access the room, take the stairs in the lobby or the elevator. If you need assistance in finding the room, please ask the front desk staff. There will also be signage in the conference center to direct you to the room.

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