Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 11, 2009
The Asphaltenes, Waxes, Emulsions, and Oil Suspensions: Inline Particle and Droplet Measurements in Dark Crude Oil or Drilling Fluids Webinar will focus on how to study the following critical particle and droplet based process inline without the need for sampling:
- Understand asphaltene precipitation and deposition in crude oil
- Improve oil-water and water-oil separation through in-process droplet characterization
- Minimize downtime and optimize separation efficiency by monitoring particle distributions in drilling fluids
- Visualize gas hydrate formation to ensure consistent flow-rates
- Study inorganic precipitation to prevent scaling
Liquid, solid, and gaseous hydrocarbon pipeline flow is typically a complex multi-phase system comprised of particles and droplets including waxes, asphaltenes, gas hydrates, emulsions, inorganic particles, and bubbles. Safe, reliable, and cost effective transportation and separation processes play a critical role in petroleum R&D, drilling, and production efforts.
Multiphase pipeline flow often occurs under extreme temperature and pressure conditions making offline sampling and analysis difficult or impossible. Ensuring that a sample is representative is difficult and time consuming. Samples are often manipulated through dilution or dispersion which can alter or destroy multiphase components. Offline measurements often cannot be applied to make real-time process optimization and control decisions.