German China India

Switzerland: Oil Separation

Sulzer Acquires License for Total’s Wash Tank Technology for Oil Processing

| Editor: Alexander Stark

CLOV is a deep-sea oil production project offshore Angola.
CLOV is a deep-sea oil production project offshore Angola. (Source: Sulzer)

Sulzer’s Chemtech division has been granted a license covering the Total-patented Wash Tank Technology for Oil Processing.

Winterthur/Switzerland — The main purpose of this technology is to enhance the removal of water, salt, and contaminants from oil and emulsions, by a controlled distribution of the feed into the bottom of a hull tank of an FPSO/FSO/FPU which transforms the water-in-oil dispersion into an oil-in-water one where high efficiency phase separation takes place more easily. The technology also involves a significant simplification of the topsides crude oil process.

The company will commercialize the licensed technology along with its static mixing technology as well as patented oil/water emulsion distributors which evenly distribute the feed across the full cross section of the hull tank and generate a constant droplet size (for a given flow) to maximize the system performance. The company announced that its testing capabilities and CFD services form an integral part of a properly designed solution for each specific facility.

Russian Joint Venture to Construct Refinery in Southern Angola

Angola: Oil Processing

Russian Joint Venture to Construct Refinery in Southern Angola

07/30/2017 - Russian investors have started construction of a € 10.5 billion refinery in the Angolan province of Namibe, the Portugues Newspaper Diário de Notícias reports. read...

This technology has been in operation for several years on the Usan, Pazflor and Clov FPSO’s, as well as on the recently started Moho Nord / Likouf FPU. Martin Linge FSO and the Egina FPSO are also equipped with this technology and will start up in the near future. All of these assets are operated by Total.

Further Information on the Wash Tank Technology

Comments are being loaded ....

Leave a comment
  1. Avatar
    Avatar
    Edited by at
    Edited by at
    1. Avatar
      Avatar
      Edited by at
      Edited by at

Comments are being loaded ....

Report comment

Kommentar Freigeben

Der untenstehende Text wird an den Kommentator gesendet, falls dieser eine Email-hinterlegt hat.

Freigabe entfernen

Der untenstehende Text wird an den Kommentator gesendet, falls dieser eine Email-hinterlegt hat.

copyright

This article is protected by copyright. You want to use it for your own purpose? Infos can be found under www.mycontentfactory.de (ID: 44872476 / Water Treatment)