Oil & Gas Separations

NGLs - Fractionation

There are two basic steps to the treatment of natural gas liquids in the natural gas stream. First, the liquids must be extracted from the natural gas. Second, these NGLs must be separated themselves, down to their base components, which include methane (CH4), ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10).

A few common contaminants in a natural gas stream include water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Some of the substances which contaminate natural gas have economic value and are further processed or sold. A fully operational plant delivers pipeline-quality dry natural gas that can be used as fuel by residential, commercial and industrial consumers.



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