|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||62/5 ; 62/23|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 10 인용 특허 : 0|
The invention of this application relates to the production and transportation of hydrocarbons which are initially or normally in the gaseous state. Specifically, the invention provides processes and an apparatus for drying or removing water vapor and condensable hydrocarbons and other condensable components from the natural gas stream.
A method of treating natural gas in a closed energy cycle process to recover condensable components in said stream comprising cooling a high pressure gas stream to a temperature in the range of about 25°-60°F. by passing said high pressure gas stream through a cold environment provided by an expanded gas in an expanded gas separator; separating condensed components from said high pressure gas stream; introducing said cooled high pressure gas stream into a vortex chambEr tangentially, expanding said gas at high velocity, and separating said gas stream int...