Organic amines are corrosion control agents that increase pH and scavenge corrosive contaminants. Monoethanolamine (MEA), for example, is a widely-used corrosion inhibitor that eliminates dissolved CO2 and helps control pH in industrial boilers and nuclear power plants. Monoethanolamine analysis is an essential tool for process control, monitoring, and optimization.
Applications for Monoethanolamine Analysis
1. Gas Sweetening in the Oil and Gas Industry
MEA is extensively used in natural gas processing facilities to remove acidic gases, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2), from natural gas streams. This process is known as gas sweetening, and it ensures the quality of the natural gas for transportation and consumption.
2. CO2 Capture and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Carbon capture and storage technologies employ MEA to capture CO2 emissions from industrial sources. MEA reacts with CO2, forming a chemical complex that can be later separated and the CO2 stored or used in various applications.
In all applications, on-site monitoring for amines can help maintain appropriate corrosion protection. In turn, monitoring extends system lifetime and avoids costly corrosion-induced shutdowns and failures. The OndaVia Analysis System with the Monoethanolamine Analysis Cartridge provides a fast, easy measurement. The bench-top instrument consumes single-use, disposable analysis cartridges (OndaVia Analysis System) or ampoules (OPAL-104) that provide a fast, easy-to-understand measurement. Moreover, the method is easily adaptable to monitoring amines in air (using a bubbler) or on surfaces (using an extraction into dilute acid solution).
Whether used to control amine dosing or as a wastewater monitoring system, an OndaVia Analysis System provides fast, easy-to-understand MEA measurements. The OndaVia method gives you the on-site results needed for an immediate response. We offer two cartridge styles for ethanolamine analysis: one for high-ppm analysis and one for low-ppm analysis.
Tests are provided ten (10) per box.
All OndaVia kits require an instrument to read the results.