High-recovery cryogenic processing plant provided to Texas facility

Honeywell's UOP Russell business will provide a high-recovery cryogenic gas processing plant to Caprock Midstream, LLC for its Pecos Bend facility in West Texas.
By Honeywell UOP April 18, 2018

Caprock Midstream will build a Honeywell UOP recycle split vapor-equipped cryo plant with a Connected Plant service. Courtesy: Honeywell UOPHoneywell’s (NYSE: HON) UOP Russell business will provide a high-recovery cryogenic gas processing plant to Caprock Midstream, LLC for its Pecos Bend facility in West Texas. The plant is designed to extract 99% of ethane and 100% of propane and heavier hydrocarbons from natural gas in the Permian Basin.

Honeywell’s UOP Russell solution includes design, supply and installation of a modular cryogenic plant, refrigeration, dehydration and acid gas removal units; a facility control system; flare system; and required electrical equipment. The turnkey plant design streamlines project schedules and is preconfigured for the specific gas composition in that location.

In addition, the plant will use Process Insight Reliability Advisor to provide ongoing monitoring, early event detection and mitigation of performance issues before they become costly. The technology leverages process simulators and fault models configured to each operation, recommending plant-specific solutions that can help customers avoid significant losses in productivity.

The plant uses an advanced cycle recycle split vapor (RSV) process to recover natural gas liquids (NGLs) from feed gas for use as petrochemical feedstocks, enhancing the value of feed gas supplied to Caprock by independent gas producers.

The plant is designed to accommodate the NGL-rich gas in Pecos County. The plant’s low capital and operating expense, coupled with ultra-high NGL recovery, allows Caprock to offer more favorable processing terms to the producers that supply gas to the plant.

Caprock is a Houston-based midstream company focused on providing reliable, cost effective midstream solutions for its customers’ gas gathering, processing, crude oil gathering and water disposal needs in the Delaware region of the Permian Basin.

– Edited from a Honeywell UOP press release by CFE Media.