Crude oil desalting is one of the most critical steps in the refining process, as salt present in crude oil can cause significant problems such as corrosion, catalyst poisoning and fouling.
Typical crude oil emulsions to be desalted have low amounts of water and are less stable due to larger droplet sizes and the removal of naturally occurring emulsion stabilisers in the original demulsification stage.
Croda’s range of Kemelix™ desalters have been proven through experience to provide excellent desalting performance in refinery operations. Croda’s unique chemistry offers the following benefits:
- Rapid coalescence of water droplets
- Sharper oil/water interface
- Versatility in treating different types of crude oil
- Excellent effluent water quality
- Low addition rates
- Reduction in corrosion and fouling
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