Break emulsions to improve performance
Optimally dehydrate crude oil and clean aqueous discharge streams.
The BILECTRIC HF desalter begins the desalting process by adding low-salinity washwater upstream of the mixing valve, generating a uniform mixture of small-size brine and washwater droplets throughout the crude slate.
Next, the wet crude slate is spread between the electrodes by the unique fluid distribution system incorporating dual distributor heads. The rapid coalescence of the brine and washwater droplets in the high-voltage electrostatic fields between the three electrodes provides effective mixing and droplet growth.
Finally, gravity settles the resultant water droplets in the desalter vessel.
BILECTRIC HF removes saline water from crude slates using strong electrostatic power.
Heavy crude oils and diluted bitumen (dilbit) continue to be challenging to dehydrate for the oil and gas industry.