March 2010


Iron sulfides-effect on amine plants

Amine plants treating gas containing H2S will have iron sulfides in the system. Here's where they help and hinder plant operation

Sheilan, M., Amine Experts Inc.; Spooner, B., Sulphur Experts

In sour-gas production the two primary corrosion-causing species are hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The corrosion products that form from the reaction of these gases with steel in the presence of water can provide a clue as to the formation mechanism, severity of the potential corrosive environment and degree to which the corrosion will affect amine unit operation. In any amine system, piping and equipment corrosion is one of the worst of the potential problems an operator or engineer can encounter. Amine plants treating gas containing H2S will have iron sulfides in the system. Are they a good thing? When do they help and when do they hinder? This article will attempt to

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