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Process IQ Electrostatic Oil Treater Performance is the software-as-a-service digital solution that maximizes electrostatic desalting and dehydrating performance and reliability.
Electrostatic crude oil dehydrators and desalters are widely used onshore and offshore to lower basic sediment and water (BS&W) and pounds of salt per thousand barrels (PTB) from crude oil; however, maximizing electrostatic performance of these flexible, compact systems depends on manual intervention by operations personnel to optimize performance.
If the electrostatic desalter is not optimized, the result is overspending on demulsifier dosing, heat, freshwater, and accelerated refinery catalyst poisoning, which add to the operational expenses required to meet outlet specifications and avoid contractual penalties or loss of throughput.
Process IQ Electrostatic Oil Treater Performance automatically optimizes electrostatic dehydration using active machine learning of optimal power unit operating parameters and crude oil quality feedback to deliver the desired outlet specifications with fewer iterations in less time. Continuous and systematic optimization of electrostatic separation enables reduction of demulsifier injection, washwater, and heating operational expenses. Reducing heat and potable water requirements has an environmental stewardship benefit by decreasing consumption of fuel gas and desalinated water—which may be in short supply.
Lastly, data streaming allows multiple stakeholders a single point of truth to evaluate performance and accelerate corrective actions.
There is a high price for loss of reliability and throughput. The service allows users to proactively manage power unit reliability with prognostic health monitoring and identify critical events. Electrical system feedback allows proactive maintenance of the power unit and the treater.
Harness five technologies combined within a single compact and effective vessel.
Desalt challenging crude slates, such as low-API and conductive crude oil.
Use both AC and DC power to significantly improve processing compared with conventional AC electrostatic technologies.