international magazine
11 / 2008

New generation pump equipment for oil processes at refineries

Over the past two years, Lukoil-Volgogradneftepere-rabotka has gradually replaced old pump equipment used for various processes.The technology of oil processes at refineries is multi-staged. One obligatory process is cleaning residual crude asphalt. Before sending the asphalt for solvent refining or hydrogenation, it is treated by propane deasphalting. At most industrial units, deasphalting uses 9596% cleaned propane at a temperature of 45 and an additional density of r460 kg/m3.