BASF has announced the commercial launch of Durasorb™, a new family of adsorption solutions designed for natural gas processing.
Durasorb provides gas processing plant operators, especially LNG plants, with a reliable and robust dehydration service. The new product family combines innovative materials developed from BASF’s unique Sorbead® technology and proprietary design software to calculate the performance of the adsorbents in all parts of the dehydration vessel and maximise the overall performance and life of the bed.
Based on design calculations, BASF natural gas experts choose the ideal combination of adsorbents out of the comprehensive the company’s portfolio. The resulting installation ensures efficient removal of water and hydrocarbons and solves regeneration-reflux problems. Durasorb solutions support value creation at gas processing plants by increasing production capacity and deliverability of high-value cargoes, reducing bed sizes, increasing bed life, and enabling higher throughput rates.
Building on the success of development trials in North American gas processing plants, BASF has installed its first reference in an LNG pretreatment plant. Plant operation of Durasorb verified the ability to improve dehydration systems’ durability, which expands production potential, leading to higher yields of valuable products.
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