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High Lp Steam Consumption In Kettle Reboiler

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#1 siamak


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 04:17 AM

Dear All

In our  re-generator for sweetening of Amine  the design flow for Amine circulation is 340 M3/hr so  re-boiler has been designed for this case.After start up we decreased  Amine flow to 150 m3/hr.

The low pressure steam is used in re generator by 160 C and 5.5 barg for design case is about 37 Tons/hr but after reducing the Amine flow the steam consumption is still 37 Tons/hr.

how we can reduce steam consumption?


#2 breizh


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 05:52 AM

Hi ,

Any issues with meter ?

What about the quality of the steam ? no change ?

what about the weir inside or the level within the reboiler ? Nothing wrong ?

What about the surface of the HX , Can it be coated with dirt ? additional resistance ?

Hope this going to help you .

Good luck


#3 Bobby Strain

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:49 PM

What determines the steam flow? Which amine do you use? My recollection is that the regenerator steam flow is maintained based on the amine flow. You might give us a process sketch to show your controls.



#4 breizh


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:10 PM

hi ,

You may find pointers in the documents attached .

Good luck


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