How is gas condensate made?
Gas condensate (sometimes referred to as condensate) is a mixture of low-boiling hydrocarbon liquids obtained by condensation of the vapors of these hydrocarbon constituents either in the well or as the gas stream emits from the well.
How do you remove condensate from natural gas?
Pass natural gas into a heat exchanger to lower the temperature of the gas. Move the heated gas into a low temperature separator. As the gas rapidly cools, water vapor will form into solid ice crystals and drop out of the natural gas.
How is condensate used?
Uses. Condensates are used as refinery feedstocks for the manufacture of products such as petrol (gasoline), jet fuel, diesel and heating fuels. Some condensates, particularly those with a high paraffin content, are used for the manufacture of ethylene.
Is condensate flammable?
Natural gas condensate (sweet) is extremely flammable and can cause eye, skin, gastrointestinal, and respiratory irritation as well as dizziness and loss of balance. More serious health effects can occur if condensate is inhaled or swallowed.
Is condensate a gas?
A natural gas liquid with a low vapor pressure compared with natural gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas. Condensate is mainly composed of propane, butane, pentane and heavier hydrocarbon fractions.
What is condensate gas used for?
Because condensate is typically liquid in ambient conditions and also has very low viscosity, condensate is often used to dilute highly viscous heavier oils that cannot otherwise be efficiently transported via pipelines. In particular, condensate is frequently mixed with bitumen from oil sands to create dilbit.
Is condensate poisonous?
Hazard Identification More serious health effects can occur if condensate is inhaled or swallowed. Natural gas condensate (sweet) may contain variable amounts of benzene and n-hexane. Long-term exposure to these materials has been shown to lead to systemic toxicity such as leukemia and peripheral neurotoxicity.