Shah, P.

Dorf Ketal, Mumbai, India

Parag Shah has 15 years of experience in the refining industry, and is responsible for technical support of global crude unit applications for Dorf Ketal. Mr. Shah is responsible for developing software algorithms for the desalter adequacy test and crude blend compatibility, and is the lead auditor for high-acid crude treatment programs. He is the coauthor of more than 15 technical papers and earned his BS degree in chemical engineering from Mumbai University in India.

Improve understanding of corrosion inhibitor technology for processing high-acid crudes

For corrosion risk assessment and control, ample published research exists on the inherent corrosivity of combinations of naphthenic acid and sulfur in refining systems, but not on the chemistry and mechanism of corrosion inhibitors. This work offers refinery engineers insight into the construction of corrosion inhibitor molecules, as well as how differences in molecules impact the performance of the inhibitor and the risk of fouling in crude units and hydroprocessing units.