H2S scavengers or Scrubber systems are most commonly used in hydrocarbon processing facilities to eliminate hydrogen sulfide’s harmful odors and protect plant workers. Ignoring the use of a hydrogen sulfide (H2S) scavenger results in unsafe working environments for workers, decreased productivity and a toxic environment for those living close to production plants.
The most efficient way to refine toxic gases in the hydrocarbon industry is to implement H2S scavenger systems from MACH Engineering. We help business owners fulfill product and process guidelines for a safer workplace.
What Is Hydrogen Sulfide?
Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that’s a by-product of industrial operations and naturally occurs in crude oil. Hydrogen sulfide can also be generated through oil-refining processes.
The gas is extremely toxic, carries corrosive properties and often generates a foul odor. H2S can also directly interact with steel to create iron sulfide corrosion, which damages pipework. Hydrogen sulfide needs to be efficiently filtered out as it is a threat to mechanical surfaces and industrial systems.
What Are H2S Scavenger Systems?
A hydrogen sulfide scavenger system targets traces of H2S within gas streams and removes harmful odors, a process also commonly referred to as “gas sweetening.” These wet scrubbers from MACH Engineering provide successful H2S treatment in industrial operations and municipal waste treatments.
Our hydrogen sulfide scavenger systems cater to the following industries:
- Chemical and food processing
- Plating/metal finishing
- Odor control
- Water and wastewater
- Ethanol production plants
- Pulp and paper
Benefits of H2S Scrubber Systems
Hydrogen sulfide scavengers from MACH Engineering are a cost-effective alternative to traditional gas-sweetening systems. Facilities see the following benefits from our H2S scrubbers:
- Reduction in hydrogen sulfide content
- Less corrosion on equipment
- Easy removal of reaction products
- Fewer equipment replacements
- Increase in air quality
- Control over nuisance odors
MACH Engineering offers consultations and process simulation to determine what equipment and compounds are necessary to efficiently remove H2S. Our experts will recommend one of the following hydrogen sulfide scavengers depending on the application:
- Water-soluble scavengers: Additives for use in flare gas, residues and oils (for temperatures below 200 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Oil-soluble scavengers: Amine-based additives for high-temperature uses.
- Metal scavengers: For uses involving asphalt. Ideal for extremely high temperatures and environments with intense H2S concentrations.
Custom H2S Scrubber Systems
MACH Engineering designs custom H2S scrubber and scavenger systems for your facility. We plan system features for your specific applications regarding odor control, emission regulations and product treatment. We administer H2S scrubber and scavenger systems with construction materials for long-lasting results, including:
- Nickel alloys
- Stainless steel
Our H2S scrubber systems use a packed bed scrubber design that targets the contaminant through contact between gas and liquid reagents. Customization options for MACH Engineering H2S scrubber and scavenger systems are based on the following conditions:
- Vapor pressures
- Requirements for site
- Construction materials
- Number of packing stages
- pH control
- Type of packing — we recommend 2″ Tri-Packs
- System dimensions
- Flow rates
- And more
Contact MACH Engineering for H2S Scavengers
MACH Engineering wants to help your business maintain a safe environment with acute levels of hydrogen sulfide. Adding H2S scavengers and scrubbers to your existing system increases efficiency and the compliance of your facility. Our team of engineers have experience working with an array of industries to remove H2S. Contact MACH Engineering for more information about our products and services.