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Characterization of Rag Layer Formed by Actual Crude Oil, Synthetic Microcrystalline Wax and Synthetic Macrocrystalline Wax

Md Nasser, Muhamad Faris Ashraf (2014) Characterization of Rag Layer Formed by Actual Crude Oil, Synthetic Microcrystalline Wax and Synthetic Macrocrystalline Wax. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The mechanical characteristics of crude oil has several importance, especially during the period of extraction and separation of crude oil. It gives an insight to the behaviour bnof the crude oil inside the pipeline and the potential problems that may happen. In addition to that, the presence of rag layer, or emulsion pad, which is due to the mixture between the crude oil and water can be very disruptive in the separation process. Thus, it is imperative to know the similarities and differences between the crude oils and its rag layers so as to minimize the disruption in the process. To resolve the rag layer problem, it is important to understand the properties and characteristics of the rag layer including the role of solid particles to the emulsion layer stability. Many studies have been conducted on the effects of asphaltenes and resins but none on the effects of micro and macro crystalline wax.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Materials - Engineering materials - Metals alloys - Fabrication
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 08:59
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:36
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/16216

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