Honeywell's UOP Technology To Clean Offshore Natural Gas In The UK
August 19, 2014
Honeywell’s UOP was selected by BW Offshore, leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard a new Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessel off the coast of Scotland.
The vessel will include a UOP SeparexTM Membrane System to remove carbon dioxide. UOP Separex technology upgrades natural gas streams by removing carbon dioxide and water vapor – contaminants that must be removed to meet the quality standards specified by pipeline transmission and distribution companies as well as natural gas end users. Separex membranes eliminate the need for solvents, which could spill and damage the marine ecosystem.
UOP guard bed adsorbents will also be used to remove mercury and hydrogen sulfide, which must be removed to meet export and end-user specifications and protect downstream equipment. UOP guard bed adsorbents allow trace amounts of sulfur or mercury to be removed. They provide reliable protection for downstream equipment and consistently meet pipeline gas specifications, with no moving parts and no operator intervention.
“UOP is continually innovating to create lightweight, compact, chemical-free equipment that is ideal for the complex offshore gas environment,” said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Gas Processing and Hydrogen business unit. “By integrating UOP Separex membrane technology and guard bed adsorbents into a single system, we are able to create a solution that improves gas processing efficiency while reducing operating costs for FPSO operators.”
For more information, read the press release.