January 2008

Special Report: Gas Processing Developments

Online analysis for amine-based tail gas treating units

Combining analyzer technology improved refinery maintenance and improved operating costs

Harris, K., Hauer, R., AMETEK Process Instruments; Harris, P., Haritech; Lewis, B., Alon USA

R. Hauer, K. Harris and D. Potter, Ametek, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, P. Harris, Haritec, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and B. Lewis, Alon USA, Big Spring, Texas       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com A novel approach was needed for the initial installation and subsequent improvements of a gas analyzer installed on a tail gas treating unit (TGTU) for a Claus sulfur recovery unit (SRU). The process requires measuring hydrogen (H2) to control the reduction gas to a cobalt molybdenum (CoMo) catalytic reactor as well as measuring hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbonyl sulfide (COS) to measure t

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