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Michael Sinagra


Michael Sinagra has over 35 years production equipment experience and is recognized throughout the industry for being an expert in the area of production equipment with an emphasis on Triethylene Glycol Regenerative Gas Dehydration Systems. The gas dehydration school he teaches was developed over 20 years ago, through many hours of field experience.

Gas Dehydration Training Through the Triethylene Glycol Regenerative Method (Two Day Course)

What Will You Learn?

  • Learn how to operate more cost effectively by:
    a. reducing glycol consumption.
    b. reducing fuel gas cost.
    c. reducing unnecessary glycol losses, maintenance and repairs.

  • Learn the simple three-step formula used to correctly troubleshoot 95% or more of your glycol unit problems.

  • Learn the five fine points of a pro-active preventative maintenance program.

  • Learn the short cuts to easy glycol system startup and shutdown.

  • Learn the latest skills of troubleshooting through glycol analysis interpretation.

  • Learn the three secrets of lower dew point depression. What to do and what not to do to achieve a lower outlet gas water to content.

  • Learn how to recapture the light condensate trapped in glycol.

Who Should Attend?

  • All personnel who are involved in the operation of this equipment.

  • New hire engineers.

  • Production foreman and supervisors

  • Safety management personnel.

  • Individuals needing a working knowledge of TEG Gas Dehydration Systems will find this class extremely valuable and very interesting. Those who already have some experience in this area will be provided with an enlightening supplement to their knowledge

 Course Objective

  • Increased employee effectiveness.

  • Decreased cost of operations.

  • Substantial financial benefits from the program can also be realized. Reports from our customers have indicated a cost saving of up to 50% due the the new awareness of proper startup procedures, operating procedures, maintenance programs and safety awareness

 Course Outline

  • Principles and Operations of a Triethylene Glycol Dehydrator

    • – Water content of natural gas

    • – Purpose of dehydration

    • – Absorption selection of glycol

    • – Distillation

    • – Components and variations

    • – Glycol flow patterns 

  • Operating Conditions and Limits

    • – Pressure

    • – Temperature

    • – Liquid levels

    • – Flow rates

    • – Effect of variables outside their recommended ranges 

  • Glycol System Startup and Shutdown

    • – New unit startup

    • – Previously operating unit startup

    • – Shutdown for short term

    • – Shutdown for long term

    • – Shortcuts for startup 

  • System Maintenance

    • – Preventative maintenance / operator communication

    • – Record keeping

    • – Mechanical maintenance

    • – Glycol care

    • – Corrosion control 

  • Troubleshooting

    • – Knowing when there is a problem

    • – Logic to troubleshooting

    • – High outlet gas water content

    • – Glycol concentration / losses

    • – Excess operating cost 

  • Glycol Pumps and Glycol Circulation

    • – Energy exchange pumps

    • – Electric drive pumps

    • – Hydra-lectrik pumps

    • – Determining glycol circulation rates 

  • Filtration

    • – Interception

    • – Absorption

    • – Strainers 

  • Glycol Analysis

    • – Parameters

    • – Interpretation 

  • Condensable VOC Removal

    • – Environmental

    • – Recovery Profits