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Paraffin Problems

Separator operation can be adversely affected by an accumulation of paraffin. Coalescing plates in the liquid section and mesh pad mist extractors in the gas section are particularly prone to plugging by accumulations of paraffin. Where it is determined that … Continue reading

02. September 2009 by and
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Electrostatic Coalescers Process

Coalescing of the small water drops dispersed in the crude can be accomplished by subjecting the water-in-oil emulsion to a high-voltage electrical field. When a non-conductive liquid (oil) containing a dispersed conductive liquid (water) is subjected to an electrostatic field, … Continue reading

01. September 2009 by and
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Crude Oil Viscosity

Laboratory testing of a particular oil at various temperatures is the most reliable method of determining how an oil behaves. ASTM D 341 outlines a procedure where the viscosity is measured at two different temperatures and then either through a … Continue reading

01. September 2009 by and
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Emulsifying Agent

When thinking about emulsion stability, it may be helpful to realize that in a pure oil and pure water mixture, without an emulsifying agent, no amount of agitation will create an emulsion. If the pure oil and water are mixed … Continue reading

30. August 2009 by and
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