Refractometer for Testing Gas Treatment Chemicals
Testing initial amine or glycol concentration is essential to ensure optimal fluid properties.
Petrochemical plants, refineries, and others rely on amine gas scrubbing or sweetening to remove acid gasses, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The process most commonly depends on the use of water-soluble chemicals known as alkylamines, or simply amines. These amines include Diethanolamine (DEA), Monoethanolamine (MEA), Methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), and Diglycolamine (DGA), frequently blended with certain additives. The process is intended to mitigate human health hazards, processing plant delays, pipeline damage, and environmental harm.
Testing the initial amine concentration is essential to ensure optimal fluid performance. Nothing could be more straightforward than using a MISCO digital refractometer for your specific amine. We have several different amine scales from which to choose.
Likewise, natural gas processing plants use triethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, and tetraethylene glycol to eliminate water from natural gas. The process, known as glycol dehydration, depends on the glycol’s ability to act as a desiccant.