Petroleum custody transfer is a process where you must have accurate metering. To achieve this, you need bottom sediment and water to be evenly dispersed through the crude oil stream. This gives you the best metering performance, which avoids a whole host of problems that can result from inaccuracies.
Eliminating Costly Sampling Errors
As it stands, crude oil sampling errors still plague the industry. This impacts performance and the profit that results. It’s an area that needs more thorough attention. A custody transfer mixer can be utilized upstream of the sampling transfer line. This assures even dispersion and much more accurate metering.
One of the most important elements in this kind of technology is making implementation easy. The Komax CT mixer can be installed in horizontal or vertical pipelines. Elements are completely welded into the mixer housing. The mixer also uses a two-inch flanged port for connection.
One of the advantages of a static mixer is you have fewer moving parts. There’s no mechanical element that will wear down or break off and need replacement. There’s also no need for power to be supplied to the mixer. This allows greater durability and far less need for maintenance over time.
Achieving Even Distribution
The mixer’s design creates internal vortices and back-mixing. In other words, it sends some of the flow back upstream within the mixer. In creating areas where this occurs repeatedly, the effect becomes exponential. This is an effective and efficient way to create uniform distribution and droplet size for the entire flow.
This would normally create an axial rotation downstream, which would risk a centrifuge effect occurring after the mixing process. This would only separate materials out again, which is why we utilize a straightening fin to cancel axial rotation of the flow. It’s a solution that keeps the effects of the mixing without risking further separation.
A Komax CT mixer can be custom designed to suit specific on-site needs such as auxiliary connections, length, and for a variety of additional ratings.