Phase Separation Chemicals
Maximize oil-water-solids-gas separation and enhance contaminant removal from hydrocarbon streams
There are many instances where liquids, solids, and gases mix within a refinery. In some of these processes, the tank or process vessel benefits from chemical assistance to separate the liquid, solid or gas phases. The most common applications where chemicals can assist with phase separation are raw crude tanks, desalters, FCC rundown tanks, recovered oil/slop tanks, and coke drums.
Features & Benefits
A North American refinery was experiencing frequent brine quality issues in one of its crude units, with 10-20% oil in the brine leaving the desalter.
An APAC refinery processing 120,000 bbl/day of a complex crude diet was encountering frequent desalter upsets and oily desalter brine.
A US refinery adopted an aggressive blending strategy of Western Canadian Select (WCS) and other heavy Canadian crudes to improve their profit margin and supply flexibility.
SUEZ’s Embreak & Predator technologies enable increased FCC residuum processing & annual profits of over $10 million
A Gulf Coast refinery adopted an aggressive strategy of blending tight oils, including Eagle Ford (EF), to significantly increase its profit margin and supply flexibility.
SUEZ technology helps refiner reduce desalter chemical treatment costs over $100,000 USD/yr. while processing opportunity crudes
A U. S. refiner, processing opportunity crudes (OCS, Barranca, Pedernales, Caripito-20), began experiencing very poor desalter performance, as the new crude slate was brought into the refinery.
A Mid-Continent refinery processing significant volumes of heavy Canadian bitumen-based crude.
Upon becoming the refinery’s chemical solutions provider, SUEZ focused on reducing the oil content in the desalter effluent water (brine).