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SOGAT 2016 to introduce international developments in gas conditioning

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The ADNOC Group will be hosting SOGAT 2016 in Abu Dhabi from 20 - 24 March 2016. Several new technical activities will be announced during the event, at a time when the demand for sales gas maintains its required level, despite the oil price business environment.

SOGAT 2016 is comprised of three separate entities: several training workshops, a three day international conference and an associated exhibition.

During the exhibition, Ametek will be launching for the first time in the Middle East, its next generation sulfur recovery tail gas analyser. This new analyser uses three intelligent diagnostic models to address process failure modes and is a vital component in the gas conditioning process. Another first time exhibitor will be Compex LLC, part of Moscow-based BPC Engineering, with its 14 year experience in the manufacturing, supply and installation of advanced gas treatment systems, including rotary screw, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, gas booster skids, liquid ring compressor packages and multi-phase hermetic pumps in modular design for oil and gas conditioning applications.

The first workshop, which covers all aspects of sulfur recovery from a practical standpoint, including troubleshooting, is very timely given SRU concerns across the region.

The SOGAT conference will see new presentations on oxygen enrichment and its application in the upgrading of existing sulfur recovery units, and in the design of large greenfield plants processing lean feed gases. This presentation is of great interest to potential Abu Dhabi gas expansion plans and will focus on the analysis of potential capital and operating cost savings of critical importance in the current business climate. The dangers of sour gas are well known,and local fields, with their high, toxic H2S content, are of real concern to the safety of operational NOC personnel. The programme will feature an emergency response panel centred around new procedures of employing adequate respiratory equipment (RPE), given that a sizable number of ADNOC employees have facial hair, which, together with their facilities operating with H2S in concentrations exceeding fatal concentration, demands that the RPE be effective and available to all.

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Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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