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About Axens

Axens is an international provider of process licensing technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services, with a global reputation for basic engineering design excellence. The main scope of Axens' business is focused on the conversion of oil, coal, natural gas and biomass to clean fuels ...


Amine and solvent management around the world

Our vast global experience providing online amine hygiene and solvent management to the ammonia, gas, oil, and steel industry places MPR in a unique position to serve its customers. Our dedicated research and development group continues to make improvements in our technologies meeting ...


Amine headaches a pain

MPR Services understands that amine engineers face a never ending group of challenges in ensuring their systems perform as designed. Since 1989, MPR Services has been working with amine engineers in addressing these challenges through our scientifically, developed technologies. In 1990, ...


Axens overview

Axens is a leading global provider of technologies, catalysts, adsorbents, services and equipment. From oil refining, petrochemicals and gas processing, to renewable & alternative fuels and water treatment, Axens solutions are used at major industrial plants around the world. SOLUTIONS ...


Baseload LNG production in Stavanger

One of our most recent references for LNG base-load production with an annual capacity of 300,000 tons of LNG is a plant built at the Norwegian west cost near the city of Starvanger, started-up for commercial production in 2010. Thanks to Linde’s proprietary, most energy-efficient ...


Bicine can be controlled

Bicine is a very corrosive degradation product produced in certain DEA and MDEA systems. Amine system operators must take steps to minimize O2 and SO2 incursion into the amine system and will need to monitor Heat Stable Salts and Amino Acids (Bicine) concentrations in the amine.


Celebrating a century of innovation in the oil & gas industry

UOP celebrates its 100th year in business in 2014, and in many ways our history is analogous to the development of the world’s oil and gas industry. We have accomplished many great things during the last century. For that, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our customers, who ...


Compressor solutions for LNG terminal applications

Growing natural gas markets: Demand for environmentally friendly natural gas as a fossil fuel will continue to increase over the long term. Replacing the liquid fossil fuels of diesel, gasoline and oil with natural gas would reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by about 30%. Coal and ...


Cryogenic air separation

Design and construction of air separation plants is part of Linde’s traditional scope of activities, which led to the establishment of Linde’s Engineering Division at the turn of the 19th century. In 1902, the start-up of the world’s first air separation plant initiated ...


Cyanide corrosion causes costly upsets

Refinery cyanides cause considerable corrosion, hydrogen blistering and waste water treatment problems. The majority of refinery cyanides are formed in the reactor of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) units. All of the gas from the reactor, including the cyanide, is carried overhead into ...


Gas processing

ProMax® is a powerful and versatile process simulation package that is used worldwide to design and optimize gas processing, refining and chemical facilities. Totally integrated with Microsoft Visio®, Excel® and Word®, ProMax is the best simulation tool for designing gas ...


Gas treating (natural gas/syngas/lng) - Sulfinol process

Applications: The Sulfinol process is a regenerative process developed to remove H2S, CO2, COS and mercaptans from gases. The sulfur compounds in the product gas can be removed to low ppm levels. This process has been developed specifically for treating large quantities of gas, such as ...


IsoTherming® Hydroprocessing technology

Growing global demand for transportation fuel continues to drive refiners toward operations that maximize hydroprocessing capacity and capability either through unit debottlenecks or new unit construction. More stringent environmental regulations and the processing of cost-advantaged sour ...


LNG import terminals

LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is becoming the preferred method of transport and storage of natural gas. In the LNG value chain, LNG-receiving terminals play an important role, allowing for the sourcing of LNG from all over the world and creating a new dynamic in the local natural gas market. ...


LNG technology

Natural gas is a mixture of gases containing primarily hydro-carbon gases. It is colorless and odorless in its pure form. It is the cleanest fossil fuel with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions. Natural gas is an important fuel source as well as a major feedstock for fertilizers and petrochemicals. For ...


Manufacturing

The Engineering Division, with its technological focus on promising market segments such as processing plants for hydrogen, oxygen, olefin and natural gas, is successful throughout the world. We have extensive process engineering know-how combined with broad experience in the planning, ...


Natural gas processing plants

Natural gas is valuable both as a clean source of energy and as a chemical feedstock. Before reaching the customer, it has to pass several processing steps. These steps are partly necessary to be able to transport the gas over long distances and partly necessary for the recovery of valuable ...


Passion for engineering

Partnering with our customers. Industrial process plants are among the most complex structures that people have ever built. Worldwide, there are only a handful of companies with the detailed know-how needed to successfully deliver turnkey industrial plants. Linde Engineering is a pioneer ...


Paving the way for LNG

Driven by increasing natural gas demand and decreasing costs along the whole LNG value chain (due to significant economies of scale, improvements in technologies, etc.), investments in LNG infrastructure are growing rapidly in the last years. LNG has turned from being an expensive and ...


ProMax®

ProMax is built on over 40 years of continual research and development efforts. Our team of development engineers has consistently found innovative ways to model processes so that the end results accurately refl ect the actual operating conditions of gas processing, refi ning and chemical ...


Removal of foaming

In a recent case history, an East Coast Refinery was experiencing frequent upsets in their amine system due to foaming. MPR Services was contacted and brought in their SigmaPure™ System. SigmaPure removed the foaming agents and the unit returned to optimal operations. Operations ...


Running dirty amine to save costs

Some plants have saved money in the short term by running dirty amine/glycol systems. The result of this obfuscation strategy often is problematic operations. Problems resulting from corrosion, foaming and loss of acid gas absorption arise from processing with contaminated amine/glycol. ...


RVP in process: ensure safety, comply with specifications, optimize profits

Pipeline operators, offshore platforms, terminals, fuel depots or oil tankers detect the vapor pressure, before transporting crude oil or other petrochemical products such as Gasoline or LPG for subsequent processing. It is absolutely necessary to know the vapor pressure of the transported ...


Selecting the best solvent for gas treating

Selecting the best amine/solvent for gas treating is not a trivial task. There are a number of amines available to remove contaminants such as CO2, H2 S and organic sulfur compounds from sour gas streams. The most commonly used amines are monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and ...


SigmaPure™ system

MPR Services knows no borders when it comes to helping you mitigate solvent losses and plant upsets due to foaming! Now there is a way to eliminate foaming issues without additives and gain the optimum plant performance you need. MPR has taken its SigmaPure™ Technology and redesigned ...


StarLNG™ leading standardised small-to mid-scale LNG plants

Meeting future energy challenges. Growing importance of natural gas. In the bid to find cleaner, more environmentally sound sources of energy, the spotlight is increasingly shining on natural gas. Burning methane, the principle component of natural gas, produces around 30% less carbon ...


The StarLNG™ family

The StarLNG™ concept was originally developed for the typical small scale capacity range of 100 to 600 tonnes per day (tpd) and was based on Linde’s proprietary single mixed refrigerant liquefaction process LIMUM®1 using plate-fin heat exchangers (PFHE). During concept ...


Traffic jams in your amine system

Have you ever found yourself in a traffic jam – one that results in a gridlock? If you have, you probably will not forget the frustration and headache that resulted from lost time just sitting there feeling helpless. You probably felt there were just too many cars on the road. If ...


Understanding amine system terminology

As we work with valued customers in our business, we have come to realize that there is confusion with some of the terms used to describe amine systems. Some of these terms such as Heat Stable Salts, Heat Stable Amine Salts, Lean Loading, Bound Amine, etc may need clarification. We explain ...


Using chemical analysis to diagnose amine upsets

Using chemical analysis from your amine supplier to diagnose your amine system? Understanding the link between the analysis report and the amine system operation can be foggy. MPR Services, Inc. shares clear understandings and provides solutions to amine hygiene.


Vapor pressure testing for petroleum, LPG, crude oil and Chemicals

Vapor pressure is an important physical property of volatile liquids especially of spark-ignition engine fuels. It provides an indication of how a fuel will perform under different operating conditions. For example, vapor pressure is a factor in determining, whether a fuel will cause vapor ...