While oil and gas production processing equipment can separate the gas, oil, basic sediment and water from the production stream, this equipment typically can't separate the salt that can be found in solution in the oil. At high enough concentrations, this salt can...
Challenges in Refining Tight Oil
If you're like me you may have you wondered why with all the U.S. shale oil production, there are calls to change federal law to allow exports even though the U.S is a large oil importer. The answer comes to me in an excellent Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP)...
Monitoring Heat Exchangers for Fouling and Energy Inefficiencies
A ScienceDirect.com abstract highlights the importance of heat exchangers in refinery energy-efficiency efforts: Crude oil fouling in pre-heat train heat exchangers has been a major problem in oil refining for decades. The operating problems, increased energy...
Refinery Desalter Guided Wave Radar Level Measurement
Hydrocarbon Engineering magazine published an article by Emerson's Sarah Parker, Using Guided Wave Radar for desalter interface measurements will improve efficiency, increase reliability and reduce maintenance. The article is not available online to non-subscribers,...
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