Patents by Inventor Daniel W. Phelps

Daniel W. Phelps has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200071250
    Abstract: A system and process for removing divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. An ion exchange bed containing a cation exchange resin adsorbs the divalent cations in the rich MEG feed stream as it flows through the ion exchange bed. After the divalent ions have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the feed stream flows through a distillation column to regenerate MEG. The spent cation exchange resin may be regenerated in place using a regeneration brine comprised of sodium chloride and water. After use, the regeneration brine may be disposed as waste or recycled to the brine storage tank and re-used to regenerate the cation exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20190241493
    Abstract: A system and process for removing divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. An ion exchange bed containing a cation exchange resin adsorbs the divalent cations in the rich MEG feed stream as it flows through the ion exchange bed. After the divalent ions have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the feed stream flows through a distillation column to regenerate MEG. The spent cation exchange resin may be regenerated in place using a regeneration brine comprised of sodium chloride and water. After use, the regeneration brine may be disposed as waste or recycled to the brine storage tank and re-used to regenerate the cation exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20170050908
    Abstract: A system and process for removing divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. An ion exchange bed containing a cation exchange resin adsorbs the divalent cations in the rich MEG feed stream as it flows through the ion exchange bed. After the divalent ions have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the feed stream flows through a distillation column to regenerate MEG. The spent cation exchange resin may be regenerated in place using a regeneration brine comprised of sodium chloride and water. After use, the regeneration brine may be disposed as waste or recycled to the brine storage tank and re-used to regenerate the cation exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9433875
    Abstract: A system and process for removing divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. An ion exchange bed containing a cation exchange resin adsorbs the divalent cations in the rich MEG feed stream as it flows through the ion exchange bed. After the divalent ions have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the feed stream flows through a distillation column to regenerate MEG. The spent cation exchange resin may be regenerated in place using a regeneration brine comprised of sodium chloride and water. After use, the regeneration brine may be disposed as waste or recycled to the brine storage tank and re-used to regenerate the cation exchange resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9089790
    Abstract: A system and process for removing hydrocarbons and divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. A hydrocarbon removal bed containing a solid adsorbent material adsorbs the hydrocarbons in the rich MEG feed stream as it passes through the hydrocarbon removal bed. After the hydrocarbons have been removed, the rich MEG feed stream flows through an ion exchange bed containing an ion exchange resin in order to remove divalent cations. The rich MEG feed stream then flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Spent solid adsorbent material in the hydrocarbon removal beds and spent ion exchange resin in the ion exchange beds may be regenerated in place using by-products of the MEG reclamation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8808546
    Abstract: A system and process for removing hydrocarbons from a gas process feed stream is presented. The treatment process may be, but is not limited to, glycol dehydration, amine sweetening, and MEG reclamation. As an example, a hydrocarbon removal bed containing a solid adsorbent material adsorbs the hydrocarbons in a rich MEG feed stream as it passes through the hydrocarbon removal bed. After the hydrocarbons have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the hydrocarbon removal bed may be used after the MEG reclamation process to remove hydrocarbons in the distilled water from the distillation column. Spent solid adsorbent material may be regenerated in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20140053730
    Abstract: A system and process for removing hydrocarbons from a gas process feed stream is presented. The treatment process may be, but is not limited to, glycol dehydration, amine sweetening, and MEG reclamation. As an example, a hydrocarbon removal bed containing a solid adsorbent material adsorbs the hydrocarbons in a rich MEG feed stream as it passes through the hydrocarbon removal bed. After the hydrocarbons have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the hydrocarbon removal bed may be used after the MEG reclamation process to remove hydrocarbons in the distilled water from the distillation column. Spent solid adsorbent material may be regenerated in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20140054160
    Abstract: A system and process for removing divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. An ion exchange bed containing a cation exchange resin adsorbs the divalent cations in the rich MEG feed stream as it flows through the ion exchange bed. After the divalent ions have been removed, the feed stream flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Alternatively, the feed stream flows through a distillation column to regenerate MEG. The spent cation exchange resin may be regenerated in place using a regeneration brine comprised of sodium chloride and water. After use, the regeneration brine may be disposed as waste or recycled to the brine storage tank and re-used to regenerate the cation exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel W. PHELPS, Luis Eduardo Caires FERNANDEZ
  • Publication number: 20140058140
    Abstract: A system and process for removing hydrocarbons and divalent cations from a rich MEG feed stream is presented. A hydrocarbon removal bed containing a solid adsorbent material adsorbs the hydrocarbons in the rich MEG feed stream as it passes through the hydrocarbon removal bed. After the hydrocarbons have been removed, the rich MEG feed stream flows through an ion exchange bed containing an ion exchange resin in order to remove divalent cations. The rich MEG feed stream then flows through a flash separator and a distillation column to reclaim MEG. Spent solid adsorbent material in the hydrocarbon removal beds and spent ion exchange resin in the ion exchange beds may be regenerated in place using by-products of the MEG reclamation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel W. Phelps, Luis Eduardo Caires Fernandez