(160b) Crosslinked Polyimide Hollow Fiber Membrane Performance Under Real Field Gas Conditions
Considerable laboratory research has been done on the novel membrane materials, to prevent the loss of hydrocarbons, validated under pure CO2 or clean CO2-Hydrocarbon gas mixtures. But very few have tested the membraneâ??s durability against the impurities faced in a real field. Chevron, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, has developed a proprietary XLP (Cross-Linked Polyimide) hollow fiber membrane technology, tested with a real field gas slipstream (with high CO2 partial pressure and hydrocarbons beyond C3â??s). The presentation will cover the importance of membrane robustness under harsh feed conditions and the potential of XLP membranes to operate under such conditions.