Sand And Water Removal

CHALLENGE

Heat emulsions of viscous crude, water and sand in treater tanks to remove the sand and separate produced water with:

  • Good resistance to scaling on heat exchange surfaces.
  • Good energy efficiency.

SOLUTION

Tranter Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers, or PLATECOIL® Prime Surface Heat Exchangers.

RESULTS

  • Good resistance to scaling on heat exchange surfaces.
  • Good energy efficiency.
  • Long service cycles without leaks or downtime.
  • Compact size and low weight.
  • Good maintenance accessibility.

Crude mixed with water and sand poses special challenges for treater and knockout tank operations.
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.