Crude Oil

Crude Oil Slop Tank

Clean the Black Powder™ contamination from a 12,000 BBL crude oil slop tank with an estimated contamination level of 1 pound of Black Powder per barrel of oil. The Black Powder contamination analysis identified primarily iron oxides and iron sulfides ranging with an average particles size of 1.82 microns and range from 0.06 to 50.60 (see analysis).

Reclaimed Oil Tank Separator

Targa Resources – Houston, TX USA, 2016 – Problem – Black Powder wear contamination in reclaimed oil was gravity fed to the high pressure flash tanks, the de-mister sections of compressors and finally the coalescer.

Total Refinery Protection

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…