Amine Treating Course

The Amine Treating Course is designed to complement the in-depth training available at the Sulphur Experts - Sulphur Recovery Course, which is offered annually in Canada, USA and Europe. Aimed at satisfying requests from past attendees and from industry for high-quality technical training in Amine Treating and Sour Water Stripping, the Amine Treating Course will be invaluable to engineers and operators alike.


The course includes five full days of quality training covering all the important topics in the sweetening of gas and liquid streams from refinery and natural gas feed stocks.

Course Focus

This program is directed at engineers and plant operators who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of all aspects of amine treating; fundamentals to design, troubleshooting and optimization skills, amine analysis, and operation optimization. The course is extremely practical and meant to provide recommendations and ideas which can be implemented immediately upon returning to work. Design engineers will gain an insight into the parameters that are important for amine plant operation, which will reduce the number of design oversights. Presentations, discussions and interaction with colleagues from other companies and systems will help develop a new appreciation for Amine Treating.

The following is a list of topics that will be discussed at the Amine Treating Course.
 Course Program

Day 1

Day 2

Fundamentals and Analysis

  • Process Principles
  • Amine Chemistry and Amine Selection
  • Equipment Review
  • Design Parameters
  • Typical Operating Conditions


Amine Plant Troubleshooting

  • Liquid-Liquid Treating
  • Tail Gas Treatment
  • Amine Analysis - What you can learn from an analysis
  • Solution Degradation and Heat Stable Salts (Formation and Control Methods)  
  • Filtration with Particulate Filters and Activated Carbon

Day 3

Day 4

Amine Plant Troubleshooting

  • Meeting Treatment Specifications
  • Reduction of Amine Losses and Foaming
  • Recovery Afternoon Activity


Amine Plant Troubleshooting and Optimisation

  • Corrosion Control and Case Studies
  • Energy Optimisation
  • Problem Solving using an Amine Unit Simulator
  • Group calculation exercises

Day 5

Amine Plant Troubleshooting and Optimisation

  • Sour Water Stripping – Design and Operation
  • Environmental Issues


Course Registration

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