Natural Gas Plant
Definition - What does Natural Gas Plant mean?
A Natural Gas Plant, also known as a natural gas processing plant is a facility designed for cleaning raw natural gas by isolating several non-methane fluids, hydrocarbons and other impurities to produce pipeline quality dry natural gas. Natural gas processing is a complicated industrial process that initiates at the wellhead. The natural gases extracted from earth consist of hydrocarbon compounds with low molecular weight. The plant is also used for recovering natural gas liquids and other substances like sulfur at times.
Petropedia explains Natural Gas Plant
Natural gas plant is the unit which purifies raw natural gas extracted from a well. The natural gas used by the consumers is the pipeline quality gas which is completely different from the natural gas extracted from the wellbore. The raw natural gas is extracted from three different types of wells, i.e., gas wells, condensate wells and oil wells. The raw natural gas extracted from condensate and gas wells is considered as non-associated gas while the gas extracted from oil wells is considered as associated gas. Natural gas processing plants carry out the process of purifying the raw natural gas by separating the common contaminants like hydrogen sulfide, water and carbon dioxide and delivering high quality natural gas.