July 12, 2019 –  Operating flexibility to process opportunity crudes is fundamental to refinery competitiveness. Predicting desalter readiness to handle a change in crude slate is difficult to do. Nigel Hilton, Dorf Ketal, USA, explains why it is difficult to predict a desalter’s ability to handle a change in crude slate and offers a new solution to combat the problem. These new tools help the refiner answer this question more efficiently and accurately. These tools also have the potential to increase the ability of the existing equipment to handle more difficult desalting challenges and protect the overhead system from increased risk of corrosion.

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