The goal of the gas processing industry is to clean up raw natural gas by separating the impurities and various hydrocarbons and fluids to produce pipeline-quality dry natural gas. The gas is pipelined to gas processing plants for removal of acid gases, such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and mercaptans. One of of the main processes used for removal of these components is amine treating. This process is referred to as the sweetening process due to the sour, foul odors of the removed sulfur components.
Typically high-temperature heat transfer fluids are used in the regeneration of the amine concentration for reuse in the process.
In the petrochemical market, reboilers are used as heat exchangers to provide heat to distillationi column bottoms. Reboilers boil the liquids from the bottom of the distillation column to form vapors that are used to drive the distillation column separation. Heat transfer fluids or steam are used to heat the vaporization process.
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Thermal Fluid Systems in Gas Processing Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine