Profession gas processing plant supervisor

Gas processing plant supervisors supervise the processing of gas for utility and energy services by controlling compressors and other processing equipment to ensure standard operation. They supervise the maintenance of the equipment, and perform tests to detect problems or deviations, and to ensure quality.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Gas dehydration processes

    The processes used to remove water from natural gas such as the absorption process using glycol or activated alumina.

  • Fuel gas

    The various qualities, hazards and applications of gaseous fuels, such as oxy-acetylene, oxy-gasoline, oxy-hydrogen and others.

  • Gas contaminant removal processes

    The processes used to remove contaminants such as mercury, nitrogen and helium from natural gas; the techniques such as activated carbon and molecular sieves and the recovery of the removed material if it is commercially viable.

Skills

  • Test gas purity

    Test the purity of the gas using specific testing equipment.

  • Test chemical samples

    Perform the testing procedures on the already prepared chemical samples, by using the necessary equipment and materials. Chemical sample testing involves operations such as pipetting or diluting schemes.

  • Operate gas extraction equipment

    Operate the equipment used for oxygen and nitrogen extraction equipment such as compressors, fractionating columns, heat exchangers and purifying towers.

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Handle gas cylinders

    Grip gas cylinders in a safe manner and ensure they are compliant with safety and health regulations.

  • Document analysis results

    Document on paper or on electronic devices the process and the results of the samples analysis performed.

  • Schedule production

    Schedule the production aiming maximum profitability while still maintaining the company KPIs in cost, quality, service and innovation.

  • Use chemical analysis equipment

    Use the laboratory equipment such as Atomic Absorption equimpent, PH and conductivity meters or salt spray chambre.

  • Tend compressor engine

    Tend the gas compression engines by starting them, monitoring the process of gas compression and performing small maintenance tasks.

  • Monitor valves

    Monitor and accordingly adjust the valves in order to allow a specific amount of liquids (such as ammonia sulfuric acid or viscous soap) or steam into the mixer or machine.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Ensure correct gas pressure

    Ensure the necessary, usually constant, pressure of gas which is part of a machine or tool, such as torching equipment, used to process metal workpieces during metal fabrication processes.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure stock storage safety gas chromatography gas market read gas meter prepare chemical samples agree on repair arrangements perform minor repairs to equipment natural gas liquids recovery processes natural gas liquids fractionation processes resolve equipment malfunctions types of pipelines inspect pipelines monitor stock level manage chemical testing procedures apply liquid chromatography manage waste monitor automated machines pipeline transport regulations; monitor environmental parameters operate pumping equipment natural gas operate hydrogen extraction equipment manage manufacturing documentation write batch record documentation use chromatography software ensure compliance with environmental legislation