February 2012

Rotating Equipment

Treat oily waste with decanter centrifuge plants

Turning a challenge into an opportunity

Hertle, A., Hiller GmbH

Oily wastes are a normal byproduct of many operations carried out by the oil industry between well and pump. The path starts at production and continues on through transport and refining. Although the waste quantity is small compared to the industry’s overall output, the size of the industry means that these oily wastes can add up to a considerable problem. One concern with these wastes is the loss of useable volume in crude oil tanks or emergency lagoons due to the volume taken up by the waste. Another concern is the environmental hazards that the waste may pose. Direct disposal of these wastes without prior treatment is normally not possible, but, apart from the requirement for some

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