Emulsions and Oil Treating Equipment: Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting
- Publish Date: 2008-12-23
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Maurice Stewart;Ken Arnold
The problem of removing water which is emulsified with produced oil has grown more widespread and often times more difficult as producers attempt to access more difficult reserves. This practical guide is designed to help engineers and operators develop a feel for selection, sizing, and troubleshooting emulsion equipment. These skills are of vital importance to ensure low operating costs and to meet crude export quality specifications. The book is written for engineers and operators, who need advanced knowledge of the numerous techniques and the equipment used to destabilize and resolve petroleum emulsions problems.
In Emulsions and Oil Treating Equipment: Selection, Sizing and Troubleshooting the author provides engineers and operators with a guide to understanding emulsion theory, methods and equipment, and practical design of a treating system. Comprehensive in its scope, the author explains methods such as: demulsifiers, temperature, electrostatics and non-traditional methods of modulated or pulsed voltage control, as well as equipment such as: electrostatic treater (dehydrator), separator, gunbarr heater-treater and free water knockout. Written in a how to format, it brings together hundreds of methods, handy formulas, diagrams and tables in one convenient book.
- Detailed coverage emulsion equipment and removal methods
- Tips for selecting, sizing, and operating emulsion equipment
- Overview of emulsion theory and factors affecting treatment methods
- Packed with equipment diagrams, worked out calculations covers equipment and removal methods