Natural Gas Processing Plants and the Technology That Drives Them

In the oil and gas sector, producing pipeline quality dry natural gas is the purpose of the gas processing plants we design and construct. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, “a natural gas processing plant is a facility designed to clean raw natural gas by separating impurities and various non-methane hydrocarbons and fluids to produce what is known as ‘pipeline quality’ dry natural gas.” But of course, today we also use gas processing plants to recover natural gas liquids (NGLS) and sulfur, among other services, too. Here is a closer look at some of the important technology used in natural gas processing plants across the country today.

For a natural gas processing plant in West Texas, we recently collaborated with ISTI Plant Services to develop an EPC solution. ISTI Plant Services leveraged our gas processing expertise, partnerships with key process equipment suppliers, and our modular design approach to bring this project to fruition. These efforts resulted in the safe and successful on-time delivery of the new operating facility.

When it came to the natural gas processing technology we brought the table, the project features included Thomas Russell cryogenic modules, two 1,050 GPM amine liquid heaters, two 15.5 GPM triethylene glycol dehydrators, two 30,000 SCFM regenerative thermal oxidizers and a flare system. This only begins to scratch the surface of the natural gas processing plant technology we are capable of incorporating. Whether it’s project engineering functions or procurement of balance of process equipment, we’ve created a track record of success with natural gas processing since our start.