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Increase profit and protect assets with process improvement

Petroleum refineries are large and complex production facilities. Once the crude oil price is fixed the profitability can only be improved through the process optimization. In plant operation, plant integrity and safety, production rate, product quality, and costs are primary considerations. These all depend on comprehensive process control through online and near-real-time monitoring of key process variables, often in explosive, dusty, corrosive, and hostile environments. OndaVia provides instrumentation tested and optimized for your process needs. With thousands of tests performed to date, our products have the accuracy, reliability, and specificity you need to improve our refining processes.

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Amines in refinery process water streams

Organic amines are widely used for pH and corrosion control. Upstream processing for H2S scavenging and corrosion control can introduce "tramp amines" that lead to corrosive deposits. Even with their common use, the tools and techniques required to measure the amine levels in your system are expensive, time-consuming, and complicated. An understanding of not only the amine concentration but also the amine mixtures can help you optimize your system, saving time and money while avoiding system failures and shutdowns. See our amine products.

Wastewater monitoring and control

Wastewater treatment of a varying input source is a challenging problem. The concentration of amines, alcohols, aldehydes, and metals can shift with the crude and change with upstream process adjustments. High amines lead to nitrification. Alcohols and biocides poison the treatment system. And high metal content can lead to permit violations. Tools that enable fast, on-site analysis help you optimize and control your system, avoid upsets, and run smoothly.

Crude oil tramp amine analysis

Amine residuals arrive at the refinery due to upstream chemical processing. These residuals are typically due to hydrogen sulfide scavenging with a triazine-based material. These amines will wash out at the desalter if properly treated. But proper treatment requires knowing amine levels. Measuring the amine content in the crude provides the information needed to handle new, opportunistic crudes without extensive, risky blending or in-process use.