Natural Gas

Contaminant removal from Natural Gas Streams.

Protect your natural gas process from contaminants that will corrode your plant.

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Run a reliable and efficient gas processing plant with UOP adsorbents

UOP’s broad range of adsorbents gives you the tools you need to process your natural gas streams effectively. We can help remove contaminants to increase the value of your product streams and protect your equipment. Let our team of highly skilled experts guide you through the product selection and design process for your specific application. Our global team is an ongoing resource for process optimization suggestions and troubleshooting to help maintain efficiency at your plant. Adsorbent uses include:

  • Natural gas dehydration: MOLSIV™ adsorbents allow you to meet LNG or pipeline specifications. Typical products used are UI-94, 4A-DG and in special cases, AW-500 molecular sieves.
  • Natural gas mercury removal: Prevent mercury from damaging equipment by using regenerative HgSIV™ adsorbent in your dehydration beds or our GB adsorbents in non-regenerative mercury removal units (MRUs).
  • Natural gas/LPG desulfurization: Let us help you chose the right adsorbent for H2S, mercaptan, COS or sulfide removal. We have a broad range of solutions for your feed stream, contaminant level and effluent requirements.
  • LNG “peak shaving” CO2 removal: Use our molecular sieves for both water and CO2 removal in peak shaving plants.

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Dehydration

UOP has a broad range of products available which can be used individually or in compound beds for removal of multiple contaminants. Please contact us for more information on any of the products listed below.

Product Application
UI-94 A specially formulated dehydration adsorbent that resists particle break-up due to regeneration reflux or excessive liquid carry over
4A-DG The optimal adsorbent for most dehydration applications
HgSIV Adsorbents Dual functional adsorbents that simultaneously remove both water and mercury from natural gas in the dehydrator
AW-500 Acid resistant molecular sieve for drying highly acidic natural gas and NGL streams
COSMIN 105A A unique formulation that minimizes COS formation in feed gas
4A-LNG Formulated for use in LNG plants, removes both water and CO2
LNG-5 High-capacity adsorbent for CO2 and H2O removal in LNG plants
RK-29 Removes H2O, H2S and COS from light hydrocarbon streams
RK-29 HP High-performance adsorbent for removing water, H2S and COS from light hydrocarbons
RK-29 II Removes water and low levels of H2S and COS from light hydrocarbons

Sulfur Removal

UOP has multiple solutions for the removal of sulfur compounds, both regenerative and non-regenerative. Let us help determine the right solution for your application. Please contact us for more information on any of the products listed below.

Product Application
RK-29 Adsorbent for removing H2S and COS from light hydrocarbon liquids and water
RK-29 HP High-performance adsorbent for removing H2O, H2S and COS from light hydrocarbons
RK-29 II Removes low levels of water, H2S and COS from light hydrocarbons
GB-217 Non-regenerative removal of H2S and COS from natural gas streams
GB-220 High-capacity, non-regenerative adsorbent for removing H2S from natural gas streams
GB-417 Non-regenerative adsorbent for removing H2S from liquid hydrocarbon streams, such as LPG, to meet the copper strip test
GB-420 High-capacity, non-regenerative adsorbent for removing H2S from liquid hydrocarbon streams, such as LPG, to meet the copper strip test

Mercury Removal

Please contact us for more information on any of the products listed below.

Product Application
GB-562 Non-regenerable adsorbent for removing mercury from natural gas streams
GB-562S Non-regenerable, sulfided adsorbent for removing mercury from natural gas streams
HgSIVTM Adsorbents Regenerable adsorbent for removing both water and mercury simultaneously in dehydrators

Carbon Dioxide Removal

Please contact us for more information on any of the products listed below.

Product Application
4A-LNG Removes H2O and CO2 from liqueified natural gas plants
LNG-5 High-capacity adsorbent for dehydration and CO2 removal in LNG plants