Filtration can manage costly contaminants in refineries

Thomas H. Wines, Tore H. Lindstrom Pall Corp. Port Washington, N.Y. Filtration systems can assist process operations by managing costly contaminants. These systems have benefited various applications in the refinery and enhanced the ever-present need to supply clean products. Table 1 [124,335 bytes] lists terms and definitions related to filter operations. Filtration generally applies to the removal of solids from liquid or gas streams. Coalescing defines the removal of liquids, with or without some solid contaminants, from gases, in addition to the separation of aqueous/hydrocarbon liquids. Filter design In refineries, filters can capture mineral matte...

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