Heat Recovery From Dry To Wet Crude

CHALLENGE

Capture heat energy from hot, dry crude from the treater undergoing cooling and transfer it to the crude emulsion heaters.

SOLUTION

A Tranter SUPERCHANGER Plate And Frame Heat Exchanger configured as an interchanger; or, if operating conditions are sufficiently high, a PLATECOIL® Prime Surface Heat Exchanger bank circuit

RESULTS

  • With their high U or K values, Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers recover a larger percentage of the available heat energy than possible with shell and tube heat exchangers.
  • Good resistance to scaling on heat exchange surfaces.
  • Long service cycles without leaks or downtime.
  • Compact size and low weight.
  • Good maintenance accessibility.

Conserving boiler fuel offshore is an important benefit of efficient and compact Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers.
Tranter SUPERCHANGER Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers or PLATECOIL Prime Surface Heat Exchangers are proven performers for heating raw crude to separate sand and water.