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GE unveils chemical crude stabilizers for refineries

07.09.2014  | 

Unlike many traditional products, GE says its new crude stabilizers are ashless and do not contain any metals that could contribute to catalyst contamination or equipment fouling.

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GE on Wednesday announced two new products to help refineries process incompatible crude oil blends. 

Unlike many traditional asphaltene dispersants, GE says its new EmBreak 2167 and EmBreak 2168 crude stabilizers are ashless and do not contain any metals that could contribute to catalyst contamination or equipment fouling.

These new oil-based crude stabilizers are a part of GE's patent-pending technology that can be used specifically in refinery desalters and other oil and water separation equipment. They are part of GE's family of EmBreak emulsion breakers, which offer a full suite of products that span the entire range of crudes, delivering superior desalter performance and potentially reducing total costs of operation.

Being ashless and metal free is a benefit to downstream units and prevents fouling and poisoning, according to company officials.

"Being able to process discounted crude oils depends on the other crudes that they are blended with, and that is where EmBreak 2167 and 2168 come into the picture," said Buzz Barlow, global general manager, hydrocarbon process—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. 

"GE developed a testing methodology to predict crude oil incompatibility and created innovative chemical crude stabilizer solutions to help successfully process these incompatible crude oils," he added.

GE says the  new crude stabilizers help refineries more effectively anticipate and respond to processing issues associated with opportunity crudes and their incompatibility. Incompatible crude blends may precipitate asphaltenes or other heavy molecular weight aliphatics resulting in uncontrolled emulsions, which can cause poor effluent brine quality as well as deteriorating salt and solids removal efficiency. 



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Phillip Shoebridge
07.18.2014

I am an HPI specialist working for GE, please feel free to contact me if you need more information:

phillip.shoebridge@ge.com

CM
07.17.2014

For more information on the product, please visit www.gewater.com and raise the request. Will go to the right person

JULIO ISSAO OIYE
07.16.2014

Glentlemen,

Please inform us if GE has eficiente demulsifier for Produced Water too.

Thanks and regards,


Julio

Melenio M. SARACIN
07.11.2014

THIS FLUID IN OIL-BASED CRUDE STABILIZERS INNOVATIONS OF GE
IN OIL & GAS INDUSTRY A DESALTER COMPONENTS THUS
POWER & WATER TECHNOLOGY IN THE INDUSTRY.
ON STUDY : MMS

Juan Alvarez
07.10.2014

I want to contact GE for more information about this EmBreak 2167 and 2168 crude emulsion stabilizers. Could you help me to reach someone in GE?
Thanks in advance

Ron Hypes (VHP, Inc.)
07.10.2014

There is a lower cost and more efficient approach by managing very small vol% changes in blended crude aromatic content. This can be done cost effectively in line with the crude atmospheric fractionator. It is easy to continuously monitor and manage via blended crude conductivity. Equipment has existed for some time to do this.

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