Patents by Inventor Sylvain VOVARD

Sylvain VOVARD 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: 20210285721
    Abstract: A method and system for liquefying a natural gas feed stream and removing nitrogen therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Vovard, Justin David Bukowski, Fei Chen, Mark Julian Roberts
  • Patent number: 10995910
    Abstract: The process comprises the following steps: mixing a gaseous stream of flash gas and a gaseous stream of boil-off gas to form a mixed gaseous flow; compressing the mixed gaseous flow in at least one compression apparatus to form a flow of compressed combustible gas; withdrawing a bypass flow in the flow of compressed combustible gas; compressing the bypass flow in at least one downstream compressor; cooling and expanding the compressed bypass flow; reheating at least a first stream derived from the expanded bypass flow in at least one downstream heat exchanger, reintroducing the first reheated stream in the mixed gaseous flow upstream from the compression apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Sylvain Vovard, Vincent Tirilly
  • Patent number: 10744447
    Abstract: The method includes the introduction of a feed flow into a first flask, the dynamic; expansion of the gaseous flow issuing from the flask in a turbine, then its introduction into a first purification column. It comprises the production at the head of the first column of a purified gas and the recovery at the bottom of the first column of a liquefied bottom gas, which is introduced, after expansion, into a second column for elimination of the C5+ hydrocarbons. The purified head natural gas issuing from the first column is heated in a first heat exchanger by thermal exchange with a feed gas. The method includes the compression of the gaseous head flow of the second column in a compressor before its introduction into a second separator flask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Henri Paradowski, Sylvain Vovard
  • Publication number: 20200200471
    Abstract: A liquefaction system is capable of sequentially or simultaneously liquefying multiple feed streams of hydrocarbons having different normal bubble points with minimal flash. The liquefying heat exchanger has separate circuits for handling multiple feed streams. The feed stream with the lowest normal boiling point is sub-cooled sufficiently to suppress most of the flash. Feed streams with relatively high normal boiling points are cooled to substantially the same temperature, then blended with bypass streams to maintain each product near its normal bubble point. The system can also liquefy one stream at a time by using a dedicated circuit or by allocating the same feed to multiple circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Marc Brussol, David Joseph Holzer, Sylvain Vovard, Russell Shnitser, Adam Adrian Brostow, Mark Julian Roberts
  • Patent number: 10619917
    Abstract: A liquefaction system is capable of sequentially or simultaneously liquefying multiple feed streams of hydrocarbons having different normal bubble points with minimal flash. The liquefying heat exchanger has separate circuits for handling multiple feed streams. The feed stream with the lowest normal boiling point is sub-cooled sufficiently to suppress most of the flash. Feed streams with relatively high normal boiling points are cooled to substantially the same temperature, then blended with bypass streams to maintain each product near its normal bubble point. The system can also liquefy one stream at a time by using a dedicated circuit or by allocating the same feed to multiple circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Marc Brussol, David Joseph Holzer, Sylvain Vovard, Russell Shnitser, Adam Adrian Brostow, Mark Julian Roberts
  • Publication number: 20190078840
    Abstract: A liquefaction system is capable of sequentially or simultaneously liquefying multiple feed streams of hydrocarbons having different normal bubble points with minimal flash. The liquefying heat exchanger has separate circuits for handling multiple feed streams. The feed stream with the lowest normal boiling point is sub-cooled sufficiently to suppress most of the flash. Feed streams with relatively high normal boiling points are cooled to substantially the same temperature, then blended with bypass streams to maintain each product near its normal bubble point. The system can also liquefy one stream at a time by using a dedicated circuit or by allocating the same feed to multiple circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Marc Brussol, David Joseph Holzer, Sylvain Vovard, Russell Shnitser, Adam Adrian Brostow, Mark Julian Roberts
  • Publication number: 20180202610
    Abstract: The process comprises the following steps: mixing a gaseous stream of flash gas and a gaseous stream of boil-off gas to form a mixed gaseous flow; compressing the mixed gaseous flow in at least one compression apparatus to form a flow of compressed combustible gas; withdrawing a bypass flow in the flow of compressed combustible gas; compressing the bypass flow in at least one downstream compressor; cooling and expanding the compressed bypass flow; reheating at least a first stream derived from the expanded bypass flow in at least one downstream heat exchanger, reintroducing the first reheated stream in the mixed gaseous flow upstream from the compression apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Technip France
    Inventors: Sylvain VOVARD, Vincent TIRILLY
  • Patent number: 9506690
    Abstract: A process for the production of a subcooled liquefied natural gas stream from a natural gas feed stream. Passing a first natural gas feed stream through a first heat exchanger for precooling by heat exchange with a first stream of gaseous refrigerant produced in a first refrigeration cycle comprising a first dynamic expansion turbine. Passing the precooled feed stream through a second heat exchanger for liquefying by heat exchange with a second stream of gaseous refrigerant produced in a second refrigeration cycle comprising a second dynamic expansion turbine. Passing the liquefied natural gas stream through a third heat exchanger for subcooling the liquefied gas by heat exchange with a third refrigerant stream produced in a third refrigeration cycle comprising a third dynamic expansion turbine separate from the first turbine and the second turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Henri Paradowski, Sylvain Vovard
  • Patent number: 9316434
    Abstract: This process includes the cooling of an introduction stream (72) inside an upstream heat exchanger (28). It includes the introduction of the cooled introduction stream (76) into a fractionating column (50) and the tapping at the bottom portion of the column (50) of the denitrided stream of hydrocarbons. It also includes the introduction of a stream (106) rich in nitrogen obtained from the head portion of the column (50) into a separation container (60) and the recovery of the head gaseous stream from the separation container (60) in order to form the stream (20) which is rich in helium. The liquid stream (110) is obtained from the bottom of the first separation container (60) is separated into a liquid nitrogen stream (18) and a first reflux stream (114) which is introduced as reflux into the head of the fractionating column (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Henri Paradowski, Sylvain Vovard
  • Publication number: 20110226009
    Abstract: This process includes the cooling of an introduction stream (72) inside an upstream heat exchanger (28). It includes the introduction of the cooled introduction stream (76) into a fractionating column (50) and the tapping at the bottom portion of the column (50) of the denitrided stream of hydrocarbons. It also includes the introduction of a stream (106) rich in nitrogen obtained from the head portion of the column (50) into a separation container (60) and the recovery of the head gaseous stream from the separation container (60) in order to form the stream (20) which is rich in helium. The liquid stream (110) is obtained from the bottom of the first separation container (60) is separated into a liquid nitrogen stream (18) and a first reflux stream (114) which is introduced as reflux into the head of the fractionating column (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Henri Paradowski, Sylvain Vovard
  • Publication number: 20100242536
    Abstract: The method includes the introduction of a feed flow into a first flask, the dynamic expansion of the gaseous flow issuing from the flask in a turbine, then its introduction into a first purification column. It comprises the production at the head of the first column of a purified gas and the recovery at the bottom of the first column of a liquefied bottom gas, which is introduced, after expansion, into a second column for elimination of the C5+ hydrocarbons. The purified head natural gas issuing from the first column is heated in a first heat exchanger by thermal exchange with a feed gas. The method includes the compression of the gaseous head flow of the second column in a compressor before its introduction into a second separator flask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Henri PARADOWSKI, Sylvain VOVARD
  • Publication number: 20100126214
    Abstract: A process for the production of a subcooled liquefied natural gas stream from a natural gas feed stream. Passing a first natural gas feed stream through a first heat exchanger for precooling by heat exchange with a first stream of gaseous refrigerant produced in a first refrigeration cycle comprising a first dynamic expansion turbine. Passing the precooled feed stream through a second heat exchanger for liquefying by heat exchange with a second stream of gaseous refrigerant produced in a second refrigeration cycle comprising a second dynamic expansion turbine. Passing the liquefied natural gas stream through a third heat exchanger for subcooling the liquefied gas by heat exchange with a third refrigerant stream produced in a third refrigeration cycle comprising a third dynamic expansion turbine separate from the first turbine and the second turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Henri PARADOWSKI, Sylvain VOVARD