ExxonMobil has licensed its new cMIST technology to Sulzer’s Chemtech division to facilitate deployment across the oil and gas industry. The largest publicly traded international oil and gas company has developed and extensively field-tested cMIST. This inline technology efficiently removes water vapor present during the production of natural gas. It can be deployed at land-based and offshore natural gas production facilities.

Removing water vapor through the use of dehydration technology — typically accomplished by using large and expensive dehydration towers — reduces corrosion and equipment interference. This helps ensure the safe and efficient transport of natural gas through the supply infrastructure and ultimately to consumers. cMIST reduces the size, weight, and cost of dehydration. The surface footprint can be reduced by 70 percent and the overall dehydration system’s weight halved. Offshore applications benefit significantly from cMIST.

Torsten Wintergerste, president of Sulzer’s Chemtech division, says: "We are proud to have been selected as worldwide exclusive licensee of the cMIST technology, which includes our patented compact HiPer™ inline separator. We look forward to servicing the oil and gas industry with this unique technology, allowing for much needed reductions in capital expenditures for both greenfield projects and existing facilities seeking brownfield debottlenecking opportunities. cMIST complements Sulzer’s line of compact multi-phase separation technologies and will benefit oil and gas operating companies around the world."

Additional information is available on https://energyfactor.exxonmobil.com/news/cmist/.

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