IACX Energy announces smallest and most mobile helium purification plant in the world


Dallas-based midstream natural gas company, IACX Energy, has commenced operations and sales on a new helium purification plant for natural gas applications.

Located near the community of Otis, Kansas in the US, the facility is believed to be the world’s smallest, mobile, economically viable helium purification plant for natural gas applications.

It is currently being operated in unison with three IACX nitrogen rejection units (3 MMcf/d -of total inlet capacity) and is polishing approximately 15-30Mcf/day of helium, which is then compressed to 2,800 psi and stored in high pressure tube trailers for transport.

Much of the natural gas produced in this part of Kansas is associated with higher-than-average percentages of helium (1.5-2%) which is sourced from deep, basement rock.

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