Category: Oil & Gas

3 Design Considerations for Single Phase Process Piping

Process piping plays a critical role in the operation of all process plants. Failure to design and fabricate pipelines correctly can lead to significant production problems and higher costs due to increased pump workloads. In this short blog, we outline three design considerations for single phase pipes, carrying either gas or liquid. 1.   Pressure Drop Keep reading…

An Introduction to Two-Phase Separators

Two-phase vapor-liquid separators are used in many industries including oil refineries, chemical plants, refrigeration systems, natural gas and petrochemical processing plants. Depending on the specific application and the vapor-liquid mixture being separated, two-phase vessels can be oriented vertically or horizontally. In their simplest form, they are an empty tank that’s used to reduce the velocity Keep reading…

Basic Operation of Three Phase Separators

Three phase separators are commonly used in the oil and gas industry for the separation of oil, water and hydrocarbon gases from raw product streams. All crude oils contain dissolved gases that will come out of solution once oil is brought to the surface. The amount of gas in the oil is referred to as Keep reading…

Column Control for Crude Oil Distillation

Effective control of process variables is critical to the production of high-quality petroleum products. In the crude oil refining process, distillation is impacted by two factors; reflux ratio and temperature gradient through the distillation column. Control of Reflux Ratio Reflux is condensed top product that is returned to the upper part of the tower to Keep reading…

Continuous Distillation Process in Crude Oil Refining

Continuous distillation is a process in which a chemical mixture is continuously fed into a distillation column where its contents are separated through selective boiling. It is used extensively in crude oil refining to produce petroleum products, such as gasoline, lubricants, fuel oil, waxes, and petrochemicals. In this short blog, we outline the steps by Keep reading…

Distillation Columns Used in Crude Oil Refining

A distillation column is a critical piece of equipment in the refining of crude oil. It acts very much like a still, separating product into its different chemical components based on differences in volatility. Oil refineries use two main types of distillation columns. They are: Packed Type Columns – A packed distillation column is a Keep reading…

Welding Tools Improve Pipeline Surface Preparation

Proper surface cleaning and preparation is paramount to ensuring the creation of high quality welds on oil and gas pipelines. Listed below are tips on welding tools to improve those activities and minimize the risk of failure and subsequent damage to both plant and personnel. Use the Right Tools for Surface Preparation Strong, durable welds Keep reading…

Designing Condensate Piping Systems: 5 Factors to Consider

Condensate piping is used to remove condensate from steam-heated vessels, ideally for recovery and re-use in boiler feedwater. When hot condensate under pressure is discharged from a steam trap into a low pressure system, the resultant pressure drop causes some of the condensate to flash into steam. Consequently, the design of condensate piping systems is Keep reading…

4 Benefits of Modular Equipment Fabrication in Oil and Gas

Modular construction involves prefabricating equipment and systems into modules offsite in a controlled manufacturing facility. In recent years, the use of modular construction in the oil and gas industry has become increasingly popular because it provides a number of advantages over traditional “stick build” methods of facility development. Some of these include: 1. Shortened Project Keep reading…

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC): A Brief History

The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (or BPVC) is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard relating to the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels. The Need for Regulation Following the invention of the steam engine in the 18th century, boilers were put to good use in many industries. However, throughout Keep reading…

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