Continually Developing Information Systems to Improve Our Work
Technology drives our business—it speeds schedules, cuts costs, improves productivity, ensures quality, and delivers long-term value for our customers. We are continually developing information systems to improve our work and licensing market-leading technologies.
Through our standalone technology center, Sarachin Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions (SHTS), we harness the expertise of our oil, gas, and chemicals process technologists, and gas processing technologists within our centers of excellence, to offer consultation and services around:
Coal and coke monetization
Carbon capture and alternative fuels
Sarachin Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions (SHTS) offers a wide range of consultancy services for the refining industry, including:
Refinery configuration studies
Oil Sands and unconventional oil studies
Precommissioning and commissioning assistance
Front-end and bid package preparation
New technology development
Coal and Coke Monetization
Sarachin has developed unparalleled expertise in gasification—from feasibility study to EPC and operation and for everything from pilot plants to demonstration plants, gasification to chemicals to integrated gasification combined cycles.
SHTS applies this hands-on knowledge to create conceptual, front-end gasification plant designs that are both innovative and practical. We make the most of licensor capabilities and effectively integrate multiple licensor packages into complete projects. An extensive, up-to-date, as-purchased, database leads to better cost estimates and project schedule in less time.
Our roles on industry-recognized projects have given us the knowledge and tools to successfully integrate innovative technologies with practical solutions: critical skills in an emerging market.
Gasification technology screening on a wide range of gasifier and heat recovery technologies and options
Syngas treating options: sulfur removal, sulfur recovery, sulfuric acid, COS hydrolysis, CO shift, methanation, and others
Product slate evaluation: syngas, hydrogen, methanol, SNG, DME, diesel, synthetic gasoline, ammonia/urea, industrial chemicals, and/or power
CO2 capture for EOR or sequestration considering CO2 separation, compression, and transport
Feedstock options: coal, petcoke, biomass, and black liquor
Emissions and resource requirements for early permit planning: gaseous emissions (continuous and startup/shutdown), wastewater quality, raw water requirements, slag byproducts, and others
Integration: gasification integration into a new or existing refinery or chemical complex.
Scale-up: pilot plant or semi-works to full plant scalability studies
Conceptual cost estimates and operating costs expenditures: high level screening CAPEX and OPEX estimates for strategic decision making, planning, and screening of polygeneration product slate alternatives
Studies: Siting, labor assessments, expandability
Benefits of working with SHTS
Long-term commitment to gasification and sustainable development
Depth and extensive experience in gasification/syngas technologies from conceptual studies through operation
More than 17 technical specialists available from conceptual design through commissioning
Wholly-owned, worldwide engineering centers that have proven performance and technical capability delivering to reduced cost and schedule
Ability to make the most of licensor capabilities and integrating multiple licensor packages into complete projects
Current, detailed cost database for early, accurate gasification project cost estimates and schedules
Real-time construction and labor knowledge for successful project execution
Proven track record of delivering financeable project deals
Commitment to Six Sigma as a way to enhance our products
Carbon Capture and Alternative Fuels
Diminishing natural resources have brought carbon capture and alternative fuels to the forefront. Our services include life-cycle analysis, CO2 audits, environmental-driven retrofits and new technology development.
SHTS is the first choice in solvent-based lube technology and offers a full range of lube services worldwide.
Laboratory pilot plant studies: Obtain design data on client feedstocks and predict yields and quality based on actual experimental results; develop recommended operating conditions; perform crude evaluations for lube potential
Process license packages: Develop detailed process design information including design basis, process flow diagrams (PFDs), heat and material balances, equipment data sheets, relief load analysis and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
Detailed engineering: Support client EPC contractor by reviewing engineering documents, HAZOP participation, audit plant facilities during construction; Sarachin can also offer EPC services directly to the client
Startup and commissioning
Technical services: Post startup unit audits and troubleshooting
With increased industry focus on the extraction and monetization of gas reserves, SHTS offers a complete gas processing technology portfolio that ranges from Inlet Receiving through liquids processing, Nitrogen Rejection and Helium Recovery.
We are continuously developing a portfolio of technologies to address the Gas Processing Industry requirements. Our goal is to become the preferred partner to build the bridge to 22nd Century energy solutions globally by providing cutting-edge technology solutions for the energy industry.
Feasibility screening and technology options
Strategic assessments and synergic evaluations
Process design support
Conceptual design, process engineering, process technology, and consulting services
Patentable processes and unique equipment
Research and development activities
Sarachin’s Sulfur Technology Center coordinates the sulfur removal and recovery technology applications in gas processing, refining, gasification, power generation, and other related industries.
Understanding and applying technology are vital aspects of the design and construction of process plants, and individual experience is an essential element for success. Maintaining a core technology team with in-depth experience provides the opportunity to apply proven design techniques, continue the development of design improvements, and keep abreast of emerging technologies developed by others.
Gas and liquid treating
Combustion system design
Sulfur Plant Heat exchanger design
Refractory system design
Piping layout and planning
Piping stress analysis
Control instrumentation and systems
Amine and Solvent Treating
Claus Sulfur Recovery
Tail Gas Treating
Tail Gas Incineration
Sulfur solidification and handling
Liquid REDOX sulfur removal and recovery
Combustion gas SOX removal