crude desalting

crude desalting

[′krüd dē′sȯlt·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
The washing of crude oil with water in order to remove materials such as dirt, silt, and water-soluble minerals.
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ProSep s proprietary ProMix technology can easily replace conventional mixing valves or static mixers in other applications such as crude desalting, chemical injection and gas dehydration.
ProSep's proprietary ProMix technology can easily replace conventional mixing valves or static mixers in other applications such as crude desalting, chemical injection and gas dehydration.
The ProSalt, scheduled to be delivered by the end of the fourth quarter of 2009, will be used to optimize flow conditions by improving injection and mixing of wash-water and optimizing the existing crude desalting process.
Other units at the plant include a crude desalting and distillation facility, an LPG sweetening and fractionating unit, a naphtha hydro-desulphurisation unit and a sour water stripper.
The contract, awarded in late third quarter 2008 and valued at nearly US$18 million, is for NATCO to supply four large trains of two-stage crude desalting.
The operations modeled in this 100,000 barrel per day refinery include crude desalting, crude distillation, vacuum distillation, and process operations in a gas plant.