Asphaltenes and Instability of Crude Feedstock to Refineries

11:30 - 00:00

  • In response to the decline in the availability of light crude, how have refineries had to modify their patterns of feedstock mixtures?
  • Outlining problems resulting from this change, from strong emulsions in desalters to the clogging of heat exchangers furnaces
  • Methodology that allows refiners to determine when mixtures of crudes are stable or unstable


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