By removing dissolved gases and hydrogen sulfide, crude stabilization and sweetening processes diminish safety and corrosion problems. Gases are removed by a stabilizer. Sweetening employs stabilization or vaporization processes along with a gas or steam-based stripping agent.
Removing dissolved gases by stabilization requires level control in the reboiler unit. Sweetening by stage vaporization and trayed stabilization require level control in a series of staged separators. Sweetening by reboiled trayed stabilization requires additional level control in a reboiler.