Crude Oil Desalting
Raw crude oil contains many contaminants, particularly water and salts, that have to be removed before processing can begin. Depending on the process used for dehydration/desalting, Tranter Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers or Shell & Plate Heat Exchangers can be used for these duties.
Sand And Water Removal
Emulsions of viscous crude, water and sand are heated with steam or glycol using Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers, or PLATECOIL® Prime Surface Heat Exchangers in treater tanks to remove the sand and separate produced water.
Heat Recovery From Produced Water
With its high U or K values, a Tranter Plate Heat Exchanger recovers a large percentage of the available heat energy in hot water from treater tanks, usable for preheating boiler feedwater. The produced water alternatively can be further heated through a steam-driven Plate Heat Exchanger and reinjected into the wells to increase production rates. Under elevated application conditions, Tranter Shell & Plate Heat Exchangers are recommended for these services.
Heat Recovery From Dry To Wet Crude
Hot, dry crude from the treater must be cooled; the resulting hot stream can be looped back to the crude emulsion heaters. Tranter Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers or PLATECOIL® Prime Surface Heat Exchangers are ideal for this purpose.