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Temperature Effects on Separation Process

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Temperature Effects on Separation Process

Adding heat to the incoming oil/water stream is the traditional method of separating the phases. The addition of heat reduces the viscosity of the oil phase allowing more rapid settling velocities in accordance with Equation 6-1. It also has the effect of dissolving the small crystals of paraffin and asphaltenes and thus neutralizing their effect …

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Crude Oil Viscosity

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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 computation or special graph paper the viscosity at any other temperature can be obtained. Figure …

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