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Upgrading Heavy Oils

Heavy oils are high in density and viscosity and require upgrading to a higher quality to increase its value and usability. High speed centrifuges are used for the mechanical separation and purification of oil from a heavy oil composition.


The many different heavy oils streams that are produced from refinery units are often contaminated with solids. Refineries must ensure that they yield the highest quality oil which is achieved through the use of specialist centrifugal technology.


Upgrading Heavy Oil Technology


Heavy oil can be refined using the mechanical forces that are created within the vertical centrifuges. This innovative technology generates oil with less than 0.5% content of water or solids.


Streams can become contaminated with solids that are used in other units; the presence of solids could reduce produce. The streams can also be contaminated with solids if the stream is used as a final product; the presence of solids reduces its market worth.


There are several examples of heavy oils that can be contaminated with solids. This includes the heavy oil streams that are produced from the Coker Unit. The Coker Unit can contaminate the output streams during the blowdown process that uses coke fines. The Fluidic Catalytic Cracker Unit produces slurry oil that could be contaminated with catalyst fines and other inert material.


Tradebe has specialist centrifugal technology that enables the refinery of oil. The centrifugal plants can operate 24 hours a day throughout the year for maximum output. Make an enquiry today to learn more about this technology.