OIL AND GAS- USING CFA TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LOSSES IN REFINERIES
Impurities are commonly found in crude oil- the raw materials for Oil and Gas. They are often acidic/alkali, which corrodes pipelines. Chemicals are added in a precise amount to remove these impurities, and the amount is determined by probes and sensors. However, these probes are often experiencing oil fouling, and result in an inaccurate removal of impurities. Maintenance shutdown is needed to replace corroded pipes and cleaning probes and sensors, costing millions of dollars to the Oil and Gas companies.
CFA can be applied to prevent pH probe oil fouling; accurate amount of chemicals are added to remove the impurities. This results in a reduction in frequency for pipeline corrosion and maintenance. A highly absorbent material, using CFA to remove oil also ensure a minimal maintenance period.
We have successfully developed this product into sour water analyser house, where pH probe fouling is often encountered. CFA not only extend their maintenance period, but also allows them to reduce in frequency to replace the pH probe and ensure accurate dosage to treat sour water.