Sulzer Chemtech is supplying the first ever industrial scale cMIST™ system for natural gas dehydration.
The unit will be installed at an onshore ExxonMobil facility in the US with start-up scheduled for the second half of 2020.
This will be the world’s first commercial application of the cMIST technology in place of conventional glycol contactors. The project will be executed by Sulzer’s specialized engineering centres in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; Arnhem, the Netherlands; and Pune, India.
ExxonMobil’s patented technology relies on a proprietary cMIST droplet generator and Sulzer’s patented HiPer™ Inline separator.
This new project builds on a longstanding partnership between Sulzer and ExxonMobil. ExxonMobil developed cMIST technology for gas dehydration, with the assistance of Sulzer, and subsequently offered Sulzer an exclusive license for the design and supply of cMIST units for onshore and offshore gas dehydration applications.