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CO2 removal solution

Post by ahmadkakhki » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:24 pm

we are using Benfield solution with DEA as activator in CO2 removal section. there are problems like foaming, H2 slip from regenerator, DEA degradation, CO2 carry over from absorber cause increasing methanator effluent temprature.
is there any experience of replacing HPC with other solution or just changing activator of Benfield solution?

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Re: CO2 removal solution

Post by BhupenMehta » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:16 am

You may evaluate the option of activated MDEA to overcome the above operating limitations.

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Re: CO2 removal solution

Post by Ahmedahmed » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:36 am

About my experience with MDEACheck Concentration of MDEA and activator if concentration less than 37% (MDEA) +(3to4%activator)see this problems

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Re: CO2 removal solution

Post by BhupenMehta » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:37 am

Yes, MDEA + Activator conc. shall be maintained as per OEM recommendation and as per system design, but make-up rate of solution is quite low,

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Re: CO2 removal solution

Post by bedmonds » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:17 pm

Hi Ahmad, No experience with a change to MDEA and I know it can be beneficial for a lean/semi-lean Benfield unit but I think the attractiveness disppears if single stage, lean only regeneration. For Benfield act-1 is a nice option and UOP can advise-it is more stable but does require effective waterwash due to higher volatility
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foaming-might be worth trying a soilicone based defoamer (SAG 10)
losses-if the plant is being pushed hard carryover into the waterwash section and tray fouling plus tray jet entrainment can be a problem-there are good solutions including chevron elements below WW trays and going to maxime ballast units (valves) per tray with pipe type downcomers
H2 carryover can be helped with silicone based defoamer or higher absorber level - also could be Benfield steam generator tube leak

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Re: CO2 removal solution

Post by naseemce » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:15 pm

aMDEA is best option from consumption , CO2 slippage and energy point of view and now all modern plants are running it . Most of the plants are using SAG and Amyrol solution to dissociate foaming however 1st find the foaming source which could be
1- salts and iron
2- oil or hydrocarbons
3- ineffectiveness of solution.

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Re: CO2 removal solution

Post by ahmadkakhki » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:39 am

thank you,
actually which consideration must be taken into accouunt for changing total solution from HPC to MDEA?
our plant is useing both lean and semi lean solution now.

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Re: CO2 removal solution

Post by BhupenMehta » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:40 am

Consideration for change over from HPC to MDEA may be
-regeneration energy requirement
-CO2 slip from absorber
-CO2 product purity
-solution flow rate/pumping energy
-solution make-up rate
-spent solution disposal

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