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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2012 Vol.3(6): 461-465 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2012.V3.244

Gas Condensate Stabilization Unit: Different Design Approaches

Navid Moghadam and Masoud Samadi

Abstract—Gas condensate or natural gasoline is a valuable liquid hydrocarbon mixture which could be utilized as fuel or converted to different petroleum products like gasoline, light oil, jet fuel etc. It should be processed so that its water, salt, and acid contents meets the required standards for storage and transportation. Its vapor pressure, determined as Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), must lie within a range that light components don’t evolve as a separate gas phase in transport pipelines or storage tanks. The optimum value is usually 10 psia in summer and 12 psia in winter. In the present study, we investigated condensate stabilization using two methods of multistage flash vaporization and distillation (fractionation) within two case studies. The results show that depending on the properties of feed to be stabilized, one or both of the two methods could be practical and/or economic.

Index Terms—Gas condensate, HYSYS, ASPEN PLUS,optimization, simulation, stabilization.

The authors are with the Petroleum and Petrochemical EngineeringSchool, Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran (Tel.: +98-571-4003513, fax:+98-571-4003648, e-mail:


Cite: Navid Moghadam and Masoud Samadi, "Gas Condensate Stabilization Unit: Different Design Approaches," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 461-465, 2012.

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