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GPA Europe

"Promoting Technical and Operational Excellence in The European Gas Processing Industry"

Who are we?

A bit of background

GPA founded in the US in the 1920's. In 1983, GPA Europe was established as a parallel organisation.

 

We currently have over 200 members, including the great majority of European gas companies. We aim to provide a forum to share ideas by bringing together business and technical leaders from a range of gas processing organisations across 20+ countries.

 

We are a not for profit organisation that brings players of the European Gas Industry together to do business around technical stories.

 

Here at GPA Europe, our role is two-fold:

1  GPA Europe promotes technical and operational excellence

2  GPA Europe serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information

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We will be highlighting a paper of particular interest from our archives each month.

Paper of the Month

This month we are looking back to one of our Best Paper Award winners and a presentation from Tony Wimpenny, Orbital Gas Systems:

"(More) Effective Contaminant Measurement in LNG Processing"

Tony Wimpenny provided a great reference for the importance of sampling system design and the impact it can have on correctly identifying contaminants by good or poor sample system design and the consequent impact on analyser function and performance.

"Safe and efficient gas processing requires a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the gas prior to treatment, and verification that the treatment has been completed to the required specification. In processing natural gas to LNG, it is a necessity to ensure that moisture is removed to very low levels, id ice build-up in the cryogenic refrigeration plant. Similarly, mercury must be completely removed as it can progressively eat through aluminium heat exchangers in a destructive and potentially catastrophic self-propagating chemical process. Unscheduled plant shutdown or maintenance operations cost millions of dollars every year, and the potential threat to personnel health due to mercury exposure makes the issue even more critical. Typically, pre- and post- bed removal conditions are monitored by very accurate analysers. However, both moisture and mercury are notoriously difficult to measure at trace levels due to their tendency to adhere to any rough surfaces, contamination or other substrates not purpose-built for the application. This paper looks at the challenges measurement impose on a sampling system and a number of techniques that can be employed to mitigate problems."

Presented at the GPA Europe Spring Conference, May 2017.

 

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