January 2014

Refining Developments

Optimize viscosity control in refining operations

Petroleum is one of the most important hydrocarbons in the global marketplace. It remains the primary source for liquid and transportation fuels, and it is the building block for product manufacturing..

Petroleum is one of the most important hydrocarbons in the global marketplace. It remains the primary source for liquid and transportation fuels, and it is the building block for product manufacturing in the polymerization industry. Viscosity is a crucial fluid characteristic for many reasons. It can be a functional property, or it can be correlated to an exclusive attribute. Viscosity can be related to utilization efficiency. More importantly, viscosity can be one indication of how a fluid is handled—pumped, filtered, stirred, etc. Like most physical properties, viscosity is measured with laboratory analyzers or directly inline (Fig. 1). New insight regarding viscosity can improve d

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