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Kinder Morgan Treating is a leading manufacturer and the largest provider of contract operated natural gas treating plants in the United States. We design and build treating and processing plants to ensure that natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons conform to sales pipeline specifications and downstream markets. Our mission is to provide the optimal solution to keep your hydrocarbons flowing.
Kinder Morgan Treating operates three shops in Texas, including an ASME Code, ISO 9001 certified fabrication facility in Odessa, an ASME Code facility in Tyler, and a refurbishment yard in Victoria, Texas.

Kinder Morgan Treating is experienced – not only as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), but also as a plant operator. Our staff includes more than 60 plant operators, as well as a deep bench of engineers, electricians, mechanics, and project managers. We provide a full range of customer support, from engineering, through fabrication, including installation, commissioning, operations, and troubleshooting. Our lease plants allow us to offer lead times as short as a couple of weeks, in most cases, using refurbished, already-manufactured equipment.  Many of our plants are mounted on modular skids reducing cost and expediting installation.
 
  • Amine plants for sweetening
  • Glycol plants for dehydration
  • Condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) stabilizers for vapor pressure reduction
  • JT (Joule Thomson) and MRU (mechanical refrigeration units) for hydrocarbon dewpoint conditioning and NGL yield
Our extensive inventory includes ancillary equipment, such as separators, coolers, and NGL storage tanks.  Our mission is to provide the optimal solution to keep your hydrocarbons flowing.  We have years of experience in every region of the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and abroad.  Whether you’re building a gathering system, expanding existing assets, or meeting a short-term need at the wellhead, Kinder Morgan Treating is uniquely capable of supporting you.

 
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Kinder Morgan Treating’s 65-acre, ISO 9001 & ASME Code facility in Odessa, TX fabricates new equipment for purchase. This includes Amine, Stabilizer, and Dehy plants, as well as vessels and tanks. The fabrication facility includes 65 acres of which 80,000 sq. ft. are covered fabrication areas. Additionally, our facilities are equipped with 19 overhead cranes (capacity 110+ tons, 11 vessel in-shop fabrication stations, paint and sandblasting facility, pipe spooling stations, and modular assembly shops.
 
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Engineering
Customer Service
Operations Support
Dedicated Startup Assistance
Drafting, Design & Development
Engineering Consulting Solutions
 

Quality Management
Data Visualization Dashboards
Tracking Real-time Objectives
Established Written Procedures
Increased Product Conformity
Process Efficiency Reviews
 
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Lean Manufacturing
Continuous Improvement
Collaborative Project Tracking
5S System & Visual Management
Employee Development & Training
 

Certifications
ISO 9001:2015  NQA
ASME Certificate of Authorization
NB Cert - Authorization to Register

 

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KMT Odessa
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Kinder Morgan Treating’s fabrication facility offers engineering services; piping, structural, and vessel fabrication, operations and startup assistance, Lean Manufacturing | 5S System, and custom solutions tailored to customer needs.
 
Our experienced and talented engineering team manages project interactions and commits to an unparalleled quality of communication – offering engineering consulting, custom-built design, and process solutions.
 
Our goal is to meet or exceed customer expectations and other requirements while continually improving our processes by providing the highest quality products and services. Our organization has developed and implemented a best in class Quality Management System that supports continuous improvement and delivery of products and services that conform to industry standards, engineering specifications, and are fully code compliant.
 
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Tyler & Victoria
Tyler Yard:
Kinder Morgan Treating’s ASME Code shop and yard in Tyler, Texas fabricates our mechanical refrigeration units (MRU’s), and NGL stabilizers.Tyler refurbishes this equipment, as well as amine treating plants and glycol dehydrators to maintain our lease business.
 
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Victoria Yard:
Kinder Morgan Treating’s shop and yard in Victoria, Texas refurbishes existing amine and dehy equipment to maintain our lease business and provides low cost fabrication of structural skids and non-pressure vessel components.  Victoria performs a thorough inspection, replaces column internals, motors, instruments and controls, restoring plants to a like new condition.
About Our Products
Kinder Morgan Treating owns the largest inventory of H2S/CO2 removal and hydrocarbon dew point/gas processing equipment. We have operated in every region of North America, and offer flexible buy or lease options – full service or equipment only-- to better fit our clients’ needs.
 
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Lease Services:
We offer two (2) flexible lease options: Equipment Lease Only, and Full-Service Operations. KMT's engineering team will recommend equipment to fit your needs. Our fleet of skid-mounted equipment includes:
  • CO2/H2S Removal – Amine Plants, Scavengers, and Sulfa-Treat Vessels
  • Gas Processing – Mechanical Refrigeration Units and JT Plants
  • Stabilization – NGL and Condensate Stabilizers
  • Water Removal – TEG Dehydration Units
  • Other Equipment – Storage Tanks, Dehys, Coolers, BTEX, Scavenger Vessels, and ASME Pressure Vessels
 
Purchase Services
We manufacture new equipment for purchase at our fabrication facility in Odessa, Texas. Our modular plant construction reduces time and material spent on installation, and reduces the overall impact on the project site.
 
We offer:
  • Amine Plants
  • Condensate & NGL Stabilizers
  • Dehys
  • BTEX Removal Plants
  • Vessels including tanks, contactors, filters, scrubbers, reboilers, and more
Natural Gas Processing
Mechanical Refrigeration Units (MRUs)
Mechanical Refrigeration Units (MRUs) are used to cool natural gas in an effort to reduce the hydrocarbon dew point of the gas to meet pipeline quality specifications, or maximize the natural gas liquid (NGL) recovery of a natural gas stream to improve the overall monetary return of a natural gas stream.
 
Kinder Morgan’s MRUs utilize gas-to-gas exchangers and Freon to gas exchangers, to reach cold separator temperatures ranging from 0ºF to -50ºF.
 
Some advantages of using MRUs include:
  • Fully skid mounted units capable of processing gas from 0.1 to 20 MMSCFD
  • Low DP across the equipment
  • Capable of providing process temperatures down to -50ºF (with optional JT assist)
  • High reliability and low maintenance requirements
  • Very little or low emissions
  • 1440# MAOP to satisfy high pressure applications
  • 10:1 or better turndown capabilities for flexible operations
 
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Joule-Thomson (JT) Plants
With Kinder Morgan Treating, you have access to the most extensive lease and purchase equipment fleet in the industry – which includes JT (Joule-Thomson) plants ranging in size from 0.1 MMscfd to 30 MMscfd. All JT plants are mounted on a single skid for fast and inexpensive installation and startup.
 
Our JT plants include:
  • Adjustable JT valve that can provide the right differential pressure (DP) for your application
  • Heat exchanger to optimize gas temperatures and liquid yield
  • Cold separator to efficiently capture produced natural gas liquids (NGLs)
  • Skid mounted instruments and controls, operating on process gas or instrument air
  • 1440# MAOP to satisfy high pressure applications
  • Require no electricity and contain no moving parts
  • 10:1 turndown capability
 
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Natural Gas Treating
Amine Treating
Kinder Morgan Treating is an industry leader for treating natural gas to remove CO2 and H2S.
 
Amine treating: Amine removes CO2 and H2S (acid gas or sour gas) via physical and chemical reactions in the contactor tower (absorber). This pressure vessel is typically the tallest component of an amine plant, to provide adequate residence time and control vapor-liquid flooding condition within design guidelines of the tower internals (trays or packing). Liquid amine/water solution flows from the top down and natural gas flows from the bottom up. Natural gas leaving the top of the tower has reduced CO2 and H2S (sweet gas) and amine leaving the bottom of the tower contains CO2 and H2S (rich amine).
 
Scavenger systems: Used to remove H2S from natural gas may be solid or liquid, both of which can be effective. Upon review of the inlet gas analysis and operating conditions, Kinder Morgan Treating will recommend the equipment to meet your needs.
 
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Amine Treating Plants
  • Efficiently remove CO2 and/or H2S to meet pipeline specifications and reduce corrosion
  • Regenerate amine for continual use and reduced chemical costs
  • Wide range of standard and custom plant sizes available
  • Modular design as applicable for ease of installation and reduced field work
  • Typically, amine treating plants are identified by the circulation rate in gallons per minute (GPM) of amine solution circulated in the system. Kinder Morgan Treating provides equipment ranging from 5 GPM to 2,000 GPM.
 
Kinder Morgan Treating Offering:
For each potential application, our process engineers perform a simulation to determine the equipment required to meet the desired specification. Once modeled, the equipment is designed and/or identified:
  • New equipment: Our fabrication {link to the fabrication page} facility in Odessa, TX designs and builds new standard and custom amine treating plants from 25 GPM to 2,000 GPM.
  • Lease Equipment: Our large lease fleet of amine plants consists of over 200 amine plants ranging in size from 5 GPM to 400 GPM.  
 
Our typical amine treating plants incorporate:
  • Robust gas trains with inlet filter separator, amine contactor and outlet scrubber that help maintain the integrity of the amine, thereby reducing operational expense and enhancing runtime
  • Redundant pumps and full flow bypasses on charcoal beds and sock filters that allow the plant to continue to operate during preventative maintenance
  • Flash tanks with adequate residence time to promote flash regeneration of amine, reduce the load on the reboiler and still column, and improve fuel efficiency
  • Allen Bradley PLC’s with touch screens for ease of operation and integration to SCADA systems
  • Larger plants use multi-stage centrifugal solution pumps that improve run time and reliability
  • Winterization, heat conservation, personnel protection
 
CO2 and H2S Removal Process Summary:
Amine removes the corrosive, non-desirable CO2 and H2S (acid gas or sour gas) from natural gas streams via physical and chemical reactions in the contactor tower (absorber) to meet pipeline specifications and prevent corrosion of downstream equipment. Liquid amine/water solution flows from the top of the contactor and natural gas flows from the bottom of the contactor. Natural gas leaving the top of the tower has reduced CO2 and H2S (sweet gas) acceptable for downstream delivery. Amine leaving the bottom of the tower contains CO2 and H2S (rich amine), which is regenerated (lean amine) and sent back to the top of the contactor.

More Information:
Amine Plant Booklet
Amine Plant Cut Sheet 
H2S Scavengers
H2S scavengers may be the optimum choice when:
  • H2S levels are only slightly over specification, with no CO2 removal required
  • Emissions from an amine plant may exceed permit thresholds
  • Gas pressure or volume may be lower than what is usually required for amine plant use
 
Kinder Morgan Treating is experienced with a variety of scavenger applications, including solids and liquids at the wellhead, in parallel with an amine plant, on the vent gas of an amine plant and more. Our highly experienced process engineers will suggest alternatives to help our clients find the best solution for any need.
 
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Stabilizers
Condensate Stabilization
With Kinder Morgan Treating, you have access to the most extensive fleet of processing and treating equipment in the industry – which includes stabilizers ranging in size from 20 BBLs/day to 25,000 BBLs/day.
 
To reduce the volatility and promote liquid recovery, hydrocarbon liquids may be passed through a stabilizer that effectively manages the flash of the product. This allows the volatile light ends to make their way up the stabilizer to recompress into the gas sales pipeline or the front of a gas processing facility. Meanwhile, heavy hydrocarbons in the stable product are sent to storage tanks or the liquid sales pipeline.
 
Kinder Morgan Treating designs and manufactures stabilizers that reduce the vapor pressure of our customer’s oil, condensate or NGL product. Our stabilizers can ensure that your production meets pipeline or other transportation specifications.
 
Some key features of Kinder Morgan's stabilizers include:
  • 20 – 25,000 BBLs/day capacity
  • Multiple column sizes available
  • Electric, TEG, or Hot Oil Heat Mediums available
  • Skid mounted for easy installation
  • Lease and purchase options available
  • Winterization, heat conservation, personnel protection
Our team simulates the specific process to combine the right-sized column and boiler for our customer’s application, potentially saving on installation cost and fuel.
 
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More Information:
Condensate Stabilizer Booklet
Stabilizer 2500-25KBPD-HSB Cut Sheet
Stabilizer 2500BPD-HSB Cut Sheet
Dehydration
TEG Dehydration
Natural gas pipelines usually require water content to be 7 lbs/mmcf or less.  Typically, glycol (especially tri-ethylene Glycol, TEG) is used to dehydrate natural gas to satisfy this requirement.  Dehydration is commonly installed downstream of compression and amine treating, or upstream of gas processing.  KMT provides dehydrators for volumes from about 1 MMscfd up to about 400 MMscfd.  Out modular skids reduce installation cost and duration.
 
In a glycol contactor (absorber) column, water vapor is absorbed from the gas under high pressure. In a glycol regeneration skid, conditions of low pressure and high temperature liberate water from the TEG.  Finally, the cooled, lean glycol is returned to the TEG absorber, completing the cycle.
 
Our units can use instrument gas or compressed air and can use electric or pneumatic glycol solution pumps.  Our standard skids include burner management systems (BMS) and other environmental/safety devices.  We typically build containment into our structural skids, consisting of a solid steel drain pan, sloped to a skid drain connection.  KMT can provide treating and dehydration skids with integrated PLC devices to reduce cost while enhancing runtime. KMT can install heat trace and insulation in order to meet your needs for winterization, heat conservation, or personnel protective equipment (PPE).
 
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CO2 Dehydration
Before carbon dioxide can be compressed, transported via pipeline, and ultimately injected into a producing oil field for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) or into a disposal well for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), it must be dehydrated to prevent water condensation and hydrate formation. Incompressible liquids, such as water, will damage compressors. Condensed water in pipelines reacts with carbon dioxide to form carbonic acid that corrodes steel pipes. CO2 pipeline operators impose minimum quality requirements in order to control corrosion and hydrates. For example, Kinder Morgan CO2 Pipeline specifications require that the product shall contain no free water, and shall not contain more than 30 pounds of water per million standard cubic feet (lb/MMSCF) in the vapor phase.

A typical TEG Dehydrator consists of a contactor/absorber column to remove water vapor from the CO2 vapor and a regeneration system.  A filter separator upstream and a scrubber downstream of the contactor can reduce glycol contamination and TEG carryover, respectively. The glycol (TEG) regeneration system typically consists of a flash tank, carbon filter, solids filters, Lean/Rich heat exchangers, booster pumps, solution pumps, reboiler (heater), surge tank, still column (complete with a reflux condenser coil), and TEG cooler. We can add optional items such as a reboiler sparging system (to increase TEG purity) and BTEX emissions control (BTEX condenser, BTEX drum, and BTEX pump) if needed.
 
Kinder Morgan Treating designs and builds dehydrators for CO2 service at our certified ISO-9001 and ASME Code fabrication shop in Odessa, Texas. We build carbon steel, stainless steel, and cladded components; packed or trayed columns with vessel diameters from 18” to 144” ID/OD, and dehydrator heat duties from 0.250 MMBTU/hr to 6 MMBTU/hr. We offer systems with direct-fired, heat medium (hot oil or steam) and electric immersion heaters. Our specialty is fully automated dehydration systems with electric pumps, burner management systems (BMS), and Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers (PLC).  We can add a moisture analyzer, gas chromatograph, or other controls and safety/monitoring devices.
BTEX Elimination Units
Kinder Morgan Treating has a fleet of BTEX elimination units for rental.
 
Our BTEX elimination units use finned-tube exchangers to capture and recycle BTEX and VOC vapors from dehydration plants. These are closed-loop systems that eliminate BTEX emissions and also reduce fuel consumption. These units can be leased separately or with one of our TEG dehydration units.
Ancillary Equipment
Ancillary Equipment
Kinder Morgan can provide additional equipment to support your treating or processing needs, such as separators, chemical beds, storage tanks and coolers. Separators help protect downstream equipment by removing entrained liquids or solids; they help reduce chemical costs by reducing carry over; they promote runtime by controlling contamination between processes.  Chemical beds include activated carbon to remove entrained hydrocarbons from amine/glycol plants, or selective chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide scavengers to remove H2S from natural gas streams.
 
Storage tanks provide residence time to facilitate truck schedules or to extend service life of pumps by extending durations between liquid level shutdowns. Coolers ensure the operating conditions of treating and processing plants adhere to design.
 
Kinder Morgan Treating has a large inventory of separators, coolers and other equipment to augment our treating / processing plants.  We can provide standalone components when needed.

Ancillary Equipment:
  • NGL Storage Tanks
  • Gas Coolers
  • ASME Pressure Vessels
  • Mole Sieve
  • Heaters
  • Flash Tanks
  • Amine/Dehy Contactors
  • Scrubbers
  • Production Skids
  • Stabilizer Column
 
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Kinder Morgan is the industry leader in providing optimal solutions for customers gas treating and processing needs. We deliver unmatched services and state of the art solutions to help customers reduce costs and maximize revenues.
Installation
Kinder Morgan offers turnkey installation for all of our plants. The turnkey installation fee includes everything needed to get our client’s plant operational:
 
  • Dedicated Kinder Morgan Project Manager
  • Cranes for loading and unloading
  • Trucking and transportation costs
  • Supervision/project management
  • Piping
  • Motor controls and control panel
  • Foundations
  • Pipe, valves and fittings
  • Welding crews
  • Electrical crews
  • Plant startup and handoff
  • Hydro-testing
  • Winterization, heat conservation, personnel protection
  • Winterization typically includes three primary components for our customers:
    • Heat trace and insulation for the highest level of protection. Typical ratings include:
      • 120 VAC 8 watt/ft.
      • 208 VAC 10 watt/ft.
      • 208 VAC 30 watt/ft.
    • Automated louvers, VFD motor control, or a reflux/lean amine cooler bypass to reduce ice formation and enhance process control.
    • Wind breaks (e.g. plywood walls, high quality tarps), depending on the customer’s needs.
 
Throughout the project, our clients will have a dedicated Project Manager and Construction and Installation Specialist (CIS) to help provide a seamless equipment installation. The initial startup, adjustment of the equipment and the training of the operator(s) are also included. We maintain a fleet of fully outfitted service trucks and trained service technicians who can be available 24 hours a day to address any urgent service requirements.

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Engineering
Kinder Morgan Treating has a full staff of process engineers who are dedicated to understanding our clients’ needs for natural gas treating and gas processing. Once provided with inlet gas composition and conditions, our team will run a simulation to determine the equipment that is best suited for the application. Our simulation will provide a detailed report of the outlet gas and liquid composition and conditions, as well as any other requested information. Additionally, Kinder Morgan Treating’s engineers are available to answer questions that might arise concerning the process simulation and field applicability.
 
Once equipment is placed in the field and is operational, gas volumes and compositions may change. Our engineers are available for process optimization, troubleshooting and continuous improvement as gas volumes or composition changes over time.
 
The Kinder Morgan Treating team will provide detailed simulations for amine treating, mechanical refrigeration, JT processing, NGL and condensate stabilization, and glycol dehydration.
Operations
Kinder Morgan Treating offers full service operations for our clients. With over 60 full-time operators, instrumentation and electrical (I&E), and mechanical support; we are able to provide a one stop shop for treating and processing operations—all over the United States. Kinder Morgan Treating has a proven track record of superior runtime and fast response for equipment needs.
 
Full service operations allows for a fixed fee arrangement for treating and processing equipment operations. Our team at Kinder Morgan will handle the daily operations, EH&S support, maintenance, repair, chemical costs, etc. — virtually a hassle free process for our clients.
 
Full service operations provide our clients with the benefit of the following:
  • All chemical and water - initial fill and make-up
  • Local, Experienced operations personnel with dedicated mechanic and I&E tech support
  • Timely repair and maintenance of the plant
  • Plant insurance
  • Filters and supplies
  • 24 hour call outs to the plant location
  • Kinder Morgan expertise - process engineers on staff to support plant operations
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