ProSep, dedicated to providing process solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced it was awarded a US$1.2 million contract to supply a leading Latin American oil company with ProSalt mixers. Recent field tests at the customer’s facility have shown significant improvements in the desalting process while reducing the need for dilution water and chemical injection.
"We are very excited with this new application for our ProSalt mixers, which reflect the oil industry’s growing interest in efficient use of resources, reduction of chemical injection rates, and water conservation issues,” said Jacques L. Drouin, President & CEO. “We are currently evaluating the possibility of replacing other traditional mixing valves at this facility by ProSalt in-line mixers. We believe they can significantly reduce salt content in its oil production and improve profitability,” said Jacques L. Drouin, President & CEO.
Desalting is a crucial step for crude oil refining processes since both the free water and emulsified water contain salt, which can cause corrosion, leading to failure of critical process equipment. The ProSalt system’s efficient, compact, in-line injection and mixing technology holds the key to effective salt content removal, efficient utilization of wash water and chemicals, and improved crude water separability. Besides increased treatment capacity, the technology allows reduced wash water requirements, reduction in oil in water content, low installation costs and provides high returns on investment.