A new condensate refining petrochemical complex built near Daesan, South Korea understands the damaging impact of Black Powder contamination inherent in oil and gas fluids.
Black Powder impedes the refining processes and causes premature wearing of all the components within the chemical refinery such as valves, meters, and compression units.
The tank farm storage facility and transmission lines are the primary sources of Black Powder. Throughout the refining processes, Black Powder precipitates from the product due to temperature and pressure change. Within tank farms, the high moisture content oxidizes the ferrous sulfurs and oxides creating Black Powder. In this environment, Black Powder increases exponentially because moisture is a catalyst; this causes the increased production of bacteria and chemical precipitates found entering the refinery.
Apply one BPS Test Separator Module after the tank farm and before the refinery at the condensate inlet to clean the incoming condensate prior to entry into the refinery.
|Particle Content||Maximum 7.6 mg/L|
|Flow Rate during test||463.7m³/hr|
BPS Magnetic Separator
The initial test duration lasted 48 hours with a flow rate of 463.7m3/hr. The BP collected was in excess of 20kg of Black Powder Contamination.
The initial results of this 48 hour test confirm the capability of the BPS system to clean Black Powder from the condensate stream without flow restriction. After the test, the Black Powder separator began full system operation.
BPS recommends to apply Black Powder Systems before refineries, chemical plants, tank farms, pumping and metering stations to protect the refining processes and components.
January 1, 2016
Downstream, Hydrocarbon Fluids, Midstream, Refinery