NATURAL GAS DEHYDRATION
Water vapor in a natural gas stream can result in line plugging due to hydrate formation,reduction of line capacity due to collection of free water in the line, and increased risk of damage to the pipeline due to the corrosive effects of water. Therefore, water vapor must be removed from natural gas to prevent hydrate formation and corrosion from condensed water
Gas dehydration is the process of removing water vapor from a gas stream to lower the temperature at which water will condense from the stream; this temperature is called the “dew point” of the gas. Molecular sieves and activated alumina are considered as one of the most important materials that are used as desiccant materials in industrial natural gas dehydration
GSorb-310 is potassium type molecular sieve zeolite adsorbent, 3A, available in different shapes (Spherical , cylindrical Pellet, and Trilobe). GSorb-310 has an effective pore opening of about 3 angstroms (0.3 nm). It adsorbs molecules with effective diameters smaller than approximately 3 angstroms and exclude those larger.
GSorb-410 is sodium type molecular sieve zeolite adsorbent, 4A, available in different shapes (Spherical , cylindrical Pellet and Trilobe). GSorb-410 has an effective pore opening of about 4 angstroms (0.4 nm). It will adsorb most molecules with kinetic diameters of less than 4 angstroms and exclude those larger