Crude Oil Desalting


Remove contaminants from crude, particularly water and salts, so that processing can begin.


Depending on the dehydration/desalting process used, either Tranter SUPERCHANGER Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers or SUPERMAX Shell And Plate Heat Exchangers can be used.


  • Outstanding resistance to scaling.
  • Good thermal efficiency.
  • Compact size and weight.
  • Good service accessibility.
  • Highly resistant to leakage over long duty cycles.

Oil and gas upstream processing places special demands on heat exchangers. Such equipment must not only withstand corrosive and erosive media, two-phase mixtures, extreme pressures and temperatures, but also be extremely compact.
Tranter Plate Heat Exchanger for desalting, viscous crude heating and preheating of wet crude using dry crude.