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Types of Natural Gas Streams Contaminated with Oxygen
Oxygen is found in a variety of natural gas streams. Such contaminated streams include traditional pipeline systems and vacuum streams. Vacuum systems include coal mine or gob gas methane, landfills, and vacuum oil recovery systems. All such streams can contain up to several percentage points of oxygen. Traditional pipelines may only contain an oxygen level of up to 100 ppm.
Why Oxygen Removal from Gas Is Needed
When oxygen is located in a natural gas stream, it can result in a number of problems including increased pipeline corrosion and process chemical degradation, including amine. Such contaminated streams may also frequently reach excess specifications for pipelines that are typically set at 10 ppm. In the past, such gas streams would simply be abandoned. Our state-of-the-art O2 removal system is capable of treating such gas streams so they become not only viable, but also profitable.
Our Oxygen Removal from Gas Systems
Only under rare circumstances are systems for oxygen removal utilized. Rather, these gas streams are typically either blended to meet pipeline specifications or abandoned altogether. Multiple reasons can exist for the absence of an oxygen removal system in the natural gas industry. Such reasons might include little oxygen removal industry expertise, high capital costs, and a restricted range for oxygen removal.
O2 was initially developed for the purpose of removing 4% oxygen from a contaminated gas stream following years of re-injection of gas into an existing oil reserve. This project made it possible for to conduct extensive research regarding the various ways in which this contaminant could be removed. Following the review of available processes, we were then able to develop a cutting-edge, patent-pending process that has been demonstrated to be highly cost-effective.
Once this system was demonstrated to be effective, we were then able to begin offering skid-mounted systems for O2 removal in all natural gas streams. The oxygen removal systems are specifically designed to manage any volume of gas as well as a host of contaminants, including chlorine compounds and sulfur, at only a minimal operating cost.