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.
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.