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1. US20210095918 - LEAN GAS LNG HEAVIES REMOVAL PROCESS USING NGL

Office
United States of America
Application Number 17060586
Application Date 01.10.2020
Publication Number 20210095918
Publication Date 01.04.2021
Publication Kind A1
IPC
F25J 1/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION, OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT
1Processes or apparatus for liquefying or solidifying gases or gaseous mixtures
F25J 1/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION, OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT
1Processes or apparatus for liquefying or solidifying gases or gaseous mixtures
02requiring the use of refrigeration, e.g. of helium or hydrogen
F25J 3/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION, OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT
3Processes or apparatus for separating the constituents of gaseous mixtures involving the use of liquefaction or solidification
02by rectification, i.e. by continuous interchange of heat and material between a vapour stream and a liquid stream
F25J 3/08
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION, OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT
3Processes or apparatus for separating the constituents of gaseous mixtures involving the use of liquefaction or solidification
08Separating gaseous impurities from gases or gaseous mixtures
CPC
F25J 1/02
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS ; OR LIQUEFIED GASEOUS; MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT ; OR BY BRINGING THEM INTO THE SUPERCRITICAL STATE
1Processes or apparatus for liquefying or solidifying gases or gaseous mixtures
02requiring the use of refrigeration, e.g. of helium or hydrogen ; Details and kind of the refrigeration system used; Integration with other units or processes; Controlling aspects of the process
F25J 1/0022
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS ; OR LIQUEFIED GASEOUS; MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT ; OR BY BRINGING THEM INTO THE SUPERCRITICAL STATE
1Processes or apparatus for liquefying or solidifying gases or gaseous mixtures
0002characterised by the fluid to be liquefied
0022Hydrocarbons, e.g. natural gas
F25J 3/0233
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS ; OR LIQUEFIED GASEOUS; MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT ; OR BY BRINGING THEM INTO THE SUPERCRITICAL STATE
3Processes or apparatus for separating the constituents of gaseous ; or liquefied gaseous; mixtures involving the use of liquefaction or solidification
02by rectification, i.e. by continuous interchange of heat and material between a vapour stream and a liquid stream
0228characterised by the separated product stream
0233separation of CnHm with 1 carbon atom or more
F25J 3/0238
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS ; OR LIQUEFIED GASEOUS; MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT ; OR BY BRINGING THEM INTO THE SUPERCRITICAL STATE
3Processes or apparatus for separating the constituents of gaseous ; or liquefied gaseous; mixtures involving the use of liquefaction or solidification
02by rectification, i.e. by continuous interchange of heat and material between a vapour stream and a liquid stream
0228characterised by the separated product stream
0238separation of CnHm with 2 carbon atoms or more
F25J 2220/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS ; OR LIQUEFIED GASEOUS; MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT ; OR BY BRINGING THEM INTO THE SUPERCRITICAL STATE
2220Processes or apparatus involving steps for the removal of impurities
04Separating impurities in general from the product stream
F25J 3/08
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
JLIQUEFACTION, SOLIDIFICATION OR SEPARATION OF GASES OR GASEOUS ; OR LIQUEFIED GASEOUS; MIXTURES BY PRESSURE AND COLD TREATMENT ; OR BY BRINGING THEM INTO THE SUPERCRITICAL STATE
3Processes or apparatus for separating the constituents of gaseous ; or liquefied gaseous; mixtures involving the use of liquefaction or solidification
08Separating gaseous impurities from gases or gaseous mixtures ; or from liquefied gases or liquefied gaseous mixtures
Applicants ConocoPhillips Company
Inventors Michael J. Calderon
Will T. James
Dale L. Embry
Jinghua Chan
Qi Ma
Title
(EN) LEAN GAS LNG HEAVIES REMOVAL PROCESS USING NGL
Abstract
(EN)

Disclosed herein are systems and processes for removing heavies during the liquefaction of a natural gas. The processes include dissolving the heavies in the natural gas by adding external natural gas liquid (NGL), followed by a staged removal of the natural gas liquid (NGL) and dissolved heavies.

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