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Oil, Gas & Petroleum

The need to remove and separate liquids as well as contaminants is fundamental to the oil and gas industry; from exploration through production, transportation, refining right up to point of sale.

Without this function, product quality drops, plant and equipment gets damaged and the entire process can just grind to a halt.

Mist elimination within the process design is essential to effective removal and recovery or disposal, of all types of liquids or contaminants. It protects downstream equipment and processing systems without constraining processing performance and introduces a vital level of controllability before each subsequent stage of the process. Performing these tasks dependably involves choosing the right mist elimination configuration for the application, making sure it suits the processing equipment, the location and the loading.  Correct choice of the mist elimination component requires accurate matching of the eliminator vane to the characteristics of the gas flow. This in turn requires a deepened understanding both of the oil and gas processing involved and of the physics of the mist elimination itself.

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Mist elimination applications in oil and gas:

  • Removal of liquid carry-over
  • Removal of condensed liquid
  • Removal of contaminants

 

 

Liquid carry-over can cause:

  • Loss of product quality
  • Damage to downstream components
  • Higher energy cost

 

Condensed liquid causes:

  • Far lower process efficiency
  • Corrosion problems thus reduced lifetime of equipment (especially in compressors)
  • Physical damage of subsequent process equipment
  • Loss of energy

 

Contaminants cause:

  • Corrosion of pipe work and compressor stations
  • Physical damage to downstream components
  • Higher energy cost

 

Some typical processes with contaminants

  • Removal of water and produced solids
  • Removal of mineral and metal (rust)
  • Removal of sulphur

 

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