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Thanks to the Flash-formula in separation, many fluid phase behavior phenomena can be understood at the fundamental level

Presented by Gerard Hageman

Tuesday, April 13th, 10:00 am CDT (GMT-5:00)

In this webinar (which builds partly on three earlier presented Fractionation webinars, of October 20, 2020 November 24, 2020, and January 2021, but can be followed without having attended previous webinars), the most fundamental basic equation in separation is rewritten, discussed, and applied.



Webinar Objectives

The objective of this webinar is to help participants understand in a qualitative way:

 >>   The Flash formula, written in a more suitable way

As a result of this understanding, participants will be able to:

 >>   Explain why more than one separator stage on a production platform yields to a higher on specification liquid production with less compression power

 >>   Understand why a column operating at lower pressures (or even vacuum), lifts more valuable components out of the residue stream

 >>   Describe how to bring a field-stabilizer column on spec., with respect to H2S content, when we process a very sour feed

 >>   Discuss how the addition of steam (like applying stripping steam in a stripper column) lifts more light components out of the liquid (this is another explanation than the “partial pressure” concept).

Lastly, participants will learn to explain why a "field-stabilizer" column is often only a stripping colum, rather than being equipped with a full rectifying section.


What will attendees learn?

 >>   Delegates will enhance their knowledge and expertise in stage separation, fractionation design, and operation


Who Should Attend?

This webinar is particularly valuable for process industry plant technical staff - as well as operations managers, engineers, operations and maintenance and personnel, as well as for technical personnel involved in fractionation design, operation and troubleshooting.



MR. GERARD HAGEMAN is based in The Hague, where he settled after 33 years in the downstream oil and gas business (including LNG). He is equipped with thorough knowledge and experience in LNG, gas and refinery operations, start-up, design, process technology, teamwork, change processes, and competency assessment. He started his career with the Gulf Oil refinery in The Netherlands as a process engineer, followed by a job as economic analyst for Gulf Oil Chemicals in London, after which he joined Shell for 29 years. During his career with Shell, Mr. Hageman has worked in numerous countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Denmark and, of course, The Netherlands. He has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, Process Safety (Integrity), Interface Management, Change Processes, Competency Assurance and Training. He holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He is a member of KIVI, i.e. The Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hageman joined PetroSkills | John M. Campbell in 2012.