Serving Canada & the U.S. Since 1986

Edmonton, Alberta: (780) 448-1430


Amine Filtration is a key component to protecting your investment and ensuring your refinery operates in a trouble free environment. Solids such as pipe scale, iron sulfide, rust, sand and other contaminants begin to build up and will foul equipment and begin to attract hydrocarbons. Properly maintaining your amine will prevent harmful solids from forming and will maximize the effectiveness or your system while extending the life of the other critical pieces of equipment within your process.

Amine Treatment

Natural gas frequently contains significant amounts of sulfur and carbon dioxide and this is commonly called” sour gas”. Sour gas can be extremely corrosive. Sulphur typically exists in natural gas as hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and at concentrations > 5.7 mg of H2S per cubic meter of natural gas is considered “sour”. Hence, processes that reduce the level of H2S in “sour gas” are commonly referred to as” gas sweetening” processes.

Activated Carbon

Activated carbon is a unique and versatile adsorbent applicable to liquid and gas phase processes. The unique adsorptive properties of activated carbon (adsorbent) that allow it to soak up and retain contaminant molecules (adsorbate) from the process stream (bulk fluid) result primarily from the attractive forces that exist between the atoms making up the pore walls of the carbon and the adsorbate.

Process Applications

Although active carbon is utilized throughout the refining of natural gas as both guard beds, e.g. oil removal in advance of membrane separators, or in process fluid filtration, e.g. removal of oils & anti-foaming agents from caustic liquors in the Benfield process, this report will not attempt a general description of all such applications.