Oil dehydrators and desalters


Oil dehydrators and desalters by Pietro Fiorentini remove water and salts (brine) from crude oil, and this is usually one of the first steps in the oil refining process.
If these compounds are not removed from the oil, several problems will arise in the treatment downstream: first of all, corrosion of process equipments. Moreover, high temperatures that occur in the downstream process could cause water hydrolysis with formation of hydrogen, which in turn may form hydrochloric acid by means of interactions with chlorines.
Oil desalter units by Pietro Fiorentini provide a reliable protection to the refinery plants, avoiding risks such as corrosions and clogging, while improving also the thermal exchange efficiency thanks to the reduction of heat exchangers fouling.

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