Natural Gas Processing Company Contaminated Gycol Options
When it comes to contaminated glycol, natural gas processing companies have two options.
- Purchase new glycol.
- Recondition their existing glycol.
Purchasing New Glycol
In today’s market purchasing new glycol is very costly. Additionally, disposal cost and transportation of the contaminated glycol can add up quickly.
Probably the most significant expense to gas producers is the amount of money lost due to downtime and LOSS OF PRODUCTION, when replacing contaminated glycol with new glycol.
These costs do not include the massive amount of money spent cleaning the system with steam cleaners or chemical agents so that the new glycol doesn’t become re-contaminated.
Reconditioning Existing Glycol
By reconditioning the existing glycol in the system, the cost savings can be immediately identified. Reconditioning service costs about 1/2 the new glycol purchase price, waste disposal is greatly reduced to only a few drums and there is absolutely NO DOWNTIME.
How TEG Solutions Can Help You
TEG Solutions realizes the daily challenges facing operators in keeping their gas dehydration equipment running efficiently. That is why we have made it our mission to provide our clients an economic and environmentally safe way to ensure the longevity of the TEG in their dehydration units.
Our Reconditioning Unit and Process
Our reconditioning unit has 3 simple connections: glycol inlet, glycol outlet and a fuel source. The used glycol is pumped into our system where it is heated while simultaneously applying a vacuum.
There, several things happen:
- Vacuum distillation increases the relative volatility of key components, the higher the relative volatility the more separable the components become with fewer theoretical stages.
- The product is prevented from degradation or polymer formation because of reduced pressure leading to lower bottom temperatures and reduced mean residence time.
- Increases capacity, yield and purity. Once condensed, the glycol is pumped back into the operating system.
Our reconditioning unit removes chlorides, hydrocarbons, solids and well treating chemicals from the glycol and condenses the salts and degraded tars into our system. This reduces the amount of waste disposal by 97 percent and restores the contaminated glycol back to 97-99% purity which allows for improved hygroscopic properties and overall dehydration operations.
Why TEG Dehydrators
TEG Dehydrators are essential pieces of processing equipment to reduce hydrate formations in pipelines and when they are well maintained and operating to their full potential, can be a worry free and an economical method to achieve this process.
We are working with our customers to offer them the most cost effective means to maintain their dehydration units. Utilizing our patented glycol reconditioning unit will improve your BOTTOM LINE.