Phase Separation Chemicals
SUEZ's phase separation product line is designed to assist in separating solid-liquid, liquid-liquid, and gas-liquid mixtures. We offer a variety of phase separation chemicals to help with the separation of liquid, solid, or gas phases.
The largest segment of the phase separation product line is emulsion breakers specifically formulated for desalters and raw crude tank treatment in the Embreak product family. The Embreak product line includes primary demulsifiers as well as adjuncts such as crude stabilizers, wetting agents, pH modifiers and reverse breakers. Product selection is empirical and conducted with SUEZ's proprietary laboratory testing equipment specifically designed to model the process environment.
SUEZ's Embreak patented chemical crude stabilizers are designed to help refineries process incompatible crudes with confidence. Unlike many traditional asphaltene stabilizers, these products are ashless and do not contain any metals that can contribute to equipment fouling. Combined with SUEZ proprietary testing method for crude incompatibility, these chemicals better prepare refiners to anticipate and respond to processing issues associated with blending opportunity crudes.
SUEZ's Predator pH modification program can assist with extracting metals from metal naphthenates into the brine to minimize downstream fouling, off-spec products or catalyst poisoning. SUEZ's patented Predator products have negligible issues with increased acid loading in overhead systems compared to other products on the market.
SUEZ's Predator pH modification program can assist with extracting amines into the desalter effluent brine to minimize overhead corrosion from amine chloride salts. SUEZ's Predator products have negligible issues with increases acid loading in the overhead system compared to other products on the market.
SUEZ's Embreak products can assist in extracting solid particulates containing iron, such as iron oxide and iron sulfide, into the effluent brine. This can reduce iron to assist in meeting anode grade coke specifications or reduce downstream catalyze poisoning for refiners who have resid hydrotreaters of hydrocrackers.
Slurry Oil Settling Aids
Process separation products are also employed in FCC units to assist with settling catalyst from FCCU slurry rundown. The lower ash content can upgrade the finished product from low-value bunker fuel oil to higher value carbon black feedstock. These products fall under the SolSet* product family
Antifoams and Defoamers
The FoamTrol* and Max-Amine* product lines are designed to reduce or eliminate process foaming in coke drums or fractionators and foaming in amine treatment units.