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Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Third Edition

3rd Edition

By Arthur J. Kidnay, William R. Parrish, Daniel G. McCartney

CRC Press

432 pages | 253 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138612792
pub: 2019-10-07
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Offering indispensable insight from experts in the field, Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Third Edition provides an introduction to the gas industry and the processes required to convert wellhead gas into valuable natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids products including LNG. The authors compile information from the literature, meeting proceedings, short courses, and their own work experiences to give an accurate picture of where gas processing technology stands today as well as to highlight relatively new technologies that could become important in the future.

The third edition of this bestselling text features updates on North American gas processing and changing gas treating requirements due to shale gas production. It covers the international nature of natural gas trade, LNG, economics, and more. To help nonengineers understand technical issues, the first 5 chapters present an overview of the basic engineering concepts applicable throughout the gas, oil, and chemical industries. The following 15 chapters address natural gas processing, with a focus on gas plant processes and technologies. The book contains 2 appendices. The first contains an updated glossary of gas processing terminology. The second is available only online and contains useful conversion factors and physical properties data.

Aimed at students as well as natural gas processing professionals, this edition includes both discussion questions and exercises designed to reinforce important concepts, making this book suitable as a textbook in upper-level or graduate engineering courses.

Table of Contents

Part I. 1. Processing Principles. 2. Pumps. 3. Heat Transfer. 4. Separation Processes. 5. Phase Separation Equipment. Part II. 6. Overview of the Natural Gas Industry. 7. Overview of Gas Plant Processing. 8. Field Operations and Inlet Receiving. 9. Compression. 10. Gas Treating. 11. Gas Dehydration. 12. Hydrocarbon Recovery. 13. Nitrogen Rejection. 14. Trace Component Recovery or Removal. 15. Liquids Processing. 16. Acid Gas Processing and Disposal. 17. Transporation and Storage. 18. Liquefied Natural Gas. 19. Capital Costs of Gas Processing Facilities. 20. Natural Gas Processing Plants. Appendex A: Glossary of Gas Process Terminology.

About the Authors

Arthur J. Kidnay, PhD, PE, was professor emeritus in the chemical engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines. He taught and conducted extensive research in the fields of vapor–liquid equilibria, physical adsorption, and heat transfer. A fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dr. Kidnay served on the Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, was a NATO senior science fellow at Oxford University, and was a recipient of the Russell B. Scott Memorial Award at the Cryogenic Engineering Conference.

William R. Parrish, PhD, PE, is a retired senior research associate with ConocoPhillips, where he obtained physical properties data needed for new processes and for resolving operation problems. He provided company-wide technical expertise on matters involving physical properties and gas hydrates and participated on six gas plant optimization teams. A fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dr. Parrish remains actively involved in the development of examinations for professional engineers.

Daniel G. McCartney, PE, provides technical expertise for gas processing, LNG, and sulfur projects at a global engineering, construction, and consulting company. Previously, he worked for over 25 years at Warren Petroleum and Chevron. Mr. McCartney is chair of the Technical Data Development subgroup in the Gas Processors Association and a senior advisory board member for the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels