E&M Combustion meets with Indian companies from the oil and gas sector

Posted on: 08 / 02 / 2023 | 0 Comentarios | Tags: , , , , , ,

The General Director of  E&M Combustión, Iñigo Béjar, in the company of Ashish Halageri, Commercial Director of the Southeast Asia region, has recently visited different Indian companies related to the oil and gas sector. The people with whom the staff have met showed interest in the facility optimization projects carried out by the Spanish company, as well as in the technological developments being carried out by its engineering department.

E&M Combustion visits Indian companies in the oil and gas sector

Likewise, these meetings with experts in this oil and gas sector have been truly illustrative to learn about the projects that these companies are addressing, their technical challenges and how E&M Combustion can provide support in their resolution.

The country is the third largest consumer of energy and oil in the world and India plans to practically double its oil refining capacity to 450 MT in the next 10 years to meet growing domestic demand for fuel and serve the export market, according to government institutions. 

India’s refinery capacity was about 251.2 MMTPA as of April 2022 and consists of 23 refineries out of which 19 are in the public sector while three others are in the private sector and there is also a joint venture. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is the largest national refinery, with a capacity of 80.6 MMTPA. This partnership along with two other major companies, Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Reliance Industries (RIL), contribute around 70% of India’s total refinery output in FY2020-21.

As of June 2022, a total of 21,946 km of natural gas pipelines were operational and around 13,262 km of gas pipelines were under development. India aims to increase pipeline coverage to around 60%, corresponding to 34,500km by 2024-25. And it is intended that all states will be connected by a national gas pipeline backbone by 2027.

For their part, exports of petroleum products between April and December 2022 registered $70.280 million, with a growth of 52% over the $46.190 million for the same period in 2021.

Quemadores de E&M Ccombustion para aplicaciones de petroleo y gas

E&M Combustion equipments in the oil and gas sector

The application of E&M Combustion equipment in the oil and gas sector consists of applications for heating natural gas and crude oil through processing technologies, aimed at improving the performance of the facilities and eliminating the existence of liquids in the fluid.

  • Indirect Water Bath Heaters

Indirect Water Bath Heaters (IDBH) are used to heat the process fluid, reduce the pumping pressure and thus increase its efficiency. The system allows the heat generated by the combustion of a fuel to be transferred to the process gas through a medium. This medium can be water or a mixture of water and glycol or diathermic oil to heat highly viscous oil to reduce pumping pressure and increase pumping efficiency

Thus, indirect water bath heaters consist of the atmospheric Casing that contains the water; the coil installed inside the casing, through which the process fluid passes; the flame tube where combustion takes place; the chimney for the emission of exhaust fumes and the burner for the combustion of gas.

  • Heater Treater

Heater Treaters have a special role in fluid-gas separation, as it is an essential aspect of midstream oil and gas applications, and is used in a wide range of devices and equipment. The oil or gas fluid carries water molecules that must be removed from the fluid stream before entering a pipeline for further transport to a refinery for processing.

The procedure consists of untreated crude entering the degassing section through the opening at the top of the vessel. Associated gases are purified in a gas collection line containing a mist extractor, while the water contained within the crude settles to the bottom of the vessel and is withdrawn through a separate outlet. In this way, the emulsion passes to a containing heating line that heats it indirectly with water. This process ‘washes’ the crude mixture, separating the water from the solids.

  • Hot Oil Circulation Units

Hot Oil Circulation Units (HOU) are responsible for providing the heat transfer of a fluid in an automatic and controlled manner. With this indirect heating system, the heat generated is transferred to the oil, which is then conducted to the area or process where it is needed. The use of this equipment is aimed at eliminating paraffin from the lines that lead from the well to the satellite station to maintain uninterrupted pumping and the pipes without obstruction.

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