Amine Sweetening and Sulfur Recovery Process

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Istanbul - Turkey , 20240624 24 - Jun - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241021 21 - Oct - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241212 12 - Dec - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register


The Amine gas sweetening process is commonly used to remove acid gases (H2S and CO2) from natural gas. With the growing environmental concerns, sulfur recovery has become one of the major issues in emissions reduction. Natural or associated gas as well as refinery off-gases may contain several acidic contaminants, primarily H2S and CO2, inert gases, helium and nitrogen, and in rare cases Radon. Removing acidic components from hydrocarbon streams can be broadly categorized as those depending on chemical reaction, or adsorption.

This Amine Sweetening and Sulfur Recovery Process will explain the processes employing each of these techniques are described. You will learn each of the various sulfur recovery processes is examined and their chemistry explored in detail. Other techniques that will be covered include Shell’s greener alternative Thiopaq. You will better understand the optimization of gas treatment and sulfur recovery units.


Upon the successful completion of Amine Sweetening and Sulfur Recovery Process training, participants will have a good knowledge of:

  • Enable the delegate to develop a proactive operating regime within the organization.
  • Allow accurate troubleshooting practices to be applied to the gas processing and H2S removal processes.
  • Enable the delegates to optimize the safe operation of Amine and H2S units.
  • Give the delegates the confidence to carry out operational supervision of the Units.
  • Provide a basis for decision-making regarding the optimization of gas treatment and sulfur recovery units
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Many Facets of Amine Sweetening Technologies
  • Equipment Design guidelines for both amine and sulfur recovery units.


The course is specifically designed to be of substantial benefit to personnel within the Oil and Gas / Refinery Industries such as:

  • Technologists,
  • Mechanical engineers,
  • Inspection engineers
  • Maintenance or project engineers.
  • Operations personnel
  • Production and processing personnel
  • Environmental specialists
  • Facilities and process engineers
  • Geologists and reservoir engineers
  • Line managers, and sales or business development staff


The Amine Sweetening and Sulfur Recovery training course will be conducted in a facilitative style with a combination of lecture and practical exercises in the use of techniques, case studies and a high level of lively debate and sharing of ideas. Delegates will be encouraged to introduce problems of their own for discussion and analysis. Copies of all lecture materials, case studies and workbooks will be provided.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training and measure the skill and ability of participants.


Module 1 - Natural Gas Sweetening Processes

  • KeyTopics:

    • Natural Gas Sweetening
    • Process Classification
    • Batch Processes
    • Batch Processes Description
    • Equipment Design
    • Design Procedure
    • Operational Problems
    • Troubleshooting
    • Continuous Processes
    • Typical Amine (physicochemical) Process Flow Diagram
    • Typical MDEA Process Description

Module 2 - Natural Gas Sweetening Processes (Contd.)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Acid Gas Removal System
    • Amines Based Process
    • Hot Potassium Process
    • Physical Solvent Process
    • Formulated Solvents
    • Direct Conversion (Liquid Redox)
    • Membrane Gas Permeable
    • Process Selection
    • Amine Plant
    • Design Guidelines

Module 3 - Natural Gas Sweetening Processes (Contd.)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Amine Plant
    • Operation
    • Cleaning of Equipment and Piping
    • Start-up
    • Normal Operation
    • Performance
    • Troubleshooting

Module 4 - Sulfur Recovery Process (Second Session)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Why Sulfur Recovery Process in Plants
    • Typical Sulfur Recovery Block
    • Sulfur Recovery Units (Processes)
      • Claus Process
      • Modified Claus Process
      • Sulfur Properties
      • Typical Performance of Claus Process
      • Impact of Hydrocarbons in the Acid Gas
      • Impact of Ammonia in the Acid Gas
      • Claus Unit Design Options
      • Claus Unit Critical Parameters
      • Thermal Stage
      • Air to Acid Gas Ratio
      • Catalytic Stages Operating Temperature
      • Claus Process Description
      • Mechanical Considerations (Partly)

Module 5 - Sulfur Recovery Process (Contd.)

  • KeyTopics:

    • Mechanical Considerations (Partly)
    • Acid Gas Air Combustion Control
    • Tail Gas Treating Units
      • Available Processes
      • Direct Oxidation Process
      • Liquid Redox Process
      • TGTU Worley Parsons Process Description
      • Scope for Revamping and Modifications
      • EURO CLAUS Process
      • SCOT Process
    • Other Associated Facilities
      • Incineration
      • Sulfur Degassing
      • Sulfur Storage and Handling
      • Sulfur Storage Pit
      • Sulfur Solidification
      • Sulfur Forming
      • HSE Requirements
      • Troubleshooting

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