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Process Modeling

Objective
Provide process design verification for major shale gas producer in the Appalachian Basin to confirm necessary size of gas processing equipment and stability of condensate produced.

Approach
Used Aspen HYSYS to mathematically model client provided inlet stream composition and intended gas processing equipment. Analysis indicated that additional heat of one million BTU/hr was required to produce stable condensate.

Conclusion
Orbital’s process engineer was able to quickly and accurately model this complex two phase, multicomponent product stream and predict the impact of equipment selected. This in turn allowed the client to order the necessary equipment in the design phase and prevented the potential surprise at startup and subsequent delay in bringing production online waiting for additional, unanticipated equipment to be ordered and shipped.