Crude Oil Refining Process Design

Crude oil salt content

Crude oil extracted from the geological sources is sometimes accompanied with salt content. This salt content is usually measured in Pounds of Salt per Thousand Barrels of oil (PTB).

Salt is not desirable in the refining plant due to formation of deposits on the equipment / vessel walls, and also corrosion of equipment / vessel walls. Hence, almost all of the salt content in crude oil is removed using a desalting unit.

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