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Кавитационная обработка тяжелой нефти


ASA is a strategic partner in the development and implementation of equipment designed for the cavitation treatment of heavy crude oil (HCHT technology). This technology is designed to modify the characteristics of oil – transfer from the heavy class to the medium class (by reducing its viscosity and density), for its further use and transportation.

The economic effect is achieved due to:

increasing the total amount of commercial oil;

reducing costs for its transportation;

increasing the yield of light petroleum products.

Кавитационная обработка тяжелой нефти


Reducing the density and viscosity of heavy crude oil without using diluents such as naphtha.

Low cost of transporting crude oil compared to diluting it with naphtha.

Increase of oil production from 6 to 10% (vol.).

Increase of light fractions output.

Increased production in modular form.

In conventional thermal cracking the hydrogen available in the crude is disproportionated between the gases formed, the liquid hydrocarbons with a lower molecular weight and the thickening products in the form of coke. The resulting gases and coke reduce the yield of marketable products. The offered technology differs from the traditional one by the type of energy and method of its supply for realization under mild low-temperature conditions of the physical-chemical processes connected with breaking of the least strong chemical bonds in the oil components and interaction of the formed radicals with the component-donor of hydrogen.

Application of the developed technology allows to obtain oil with low viscosity in the absence of parasitic gas formation and coke deposits. To improve parameters of heavy oil, such as density and viscosity, it is necessary to destroy clusters formed by paraffin and asphaltene molecules. With the application of TCN technology, this is achieved by means of cavitation impact, which leads to the creation of local zones with extremely high temperatures and pressures.

Laboratory experiments were conducted and technological possibilities of 11 types of different oil from Columbia, Peru, Russia and Ukraine fields were studied.

Field tests are required to select process parameters for each specific type of crude, as well as to confirm the cost-effectiveness of the technology under industrial conditions.

This technology was successfully implemented at several large oil producing companies in Colombia (South America). We are ready to provide you with more detailed information about the advantages of this technology and will be happy to cooperate with you. If you are interested, please contact us in any way convenient for you.


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