Crude oil received by barge and pipeline is highly contaminated with black powder contamination. It enters the crude unit and causes (1) increased energy use to heat the crude feedstock, (2) lower product recovery efficiency, (3) trays to fill up, plug off and collapse, (4) more frequent and intensive turnarounds (TARs), which take longer to complete, and (5) contamination to move further into refinery process equipment.
Magnetic Separator System Deployment
|Pump 102||Crude Reflux Pump||660 gpm||245º F|
|Pump 104||Kerosene Product Pump Around Unit||300 gpm||450º F|
|Pump 105||Distillate Product (Diesel) Pump||150 gpm||550º F|
|Pump 107||Distillate Product Pump Around Unit||1200 gpm||550º F|
|Pump 108||Kerosene Product Pump Around Unit||1200 gpm||450º F|
|Pump 110||Crude Reflux Pump||260 gpm||145º F|
|Pump 111||Crude Column Overhead Water Drum Pumps||15 gpm||140º F|
|Pump 115||LPG Product Pump||6 gpm||120º F|
Initially deploy BPS magnetic separator systems on all major pumps downstream of the atmospheric distillation column to remove contamination and lower energy use, prevent unscheduled downtime and facility upsets, extend the TAR cycle and improve product quality.
The crude unit and overall facility is running much more efficiently with minimal downtime with BPS magnetic separators in place. As of June, 2019, there are BPS magnetic separators on the desalter process water, on the pumps identified in the table below and the refiner is looking at additional deployments on pumps and in the crude feedstock.
Crude Oil, Diesel Fuel, Downstream, Kerosene, Refinery, Water