While oil prices have been fluctuating in recent months, the simple reality is that oil at $30 or even $40 per barrel is long gone, and the oil and gas industry is seeing quite a spike in prices right now. The key to ensuring everyone gets the perfect profit out of this industry is better custody transfer procedures, and while that can certainly rely on a number of factors, the right custody transfer mixer is undoubtedly a help to the process. Where does your $3 million come in? It’s the results you’re certain to see after you’ve installed a Komax Custody Transfer Mixer.
A True Story
In 1984, the chief engineer at Chevron showed up at our door with a pretty serious problem. They were losing millions every month because their crude oil sampling techniques just weren’t accounting for the water content of the oil being loaded or unloaded from tankers. The goal for Komax was to design a static mixer to properly mix the crude oil with the bottom water to get an accurate sample. While the results took months of hard work to produce, the final numbers tell the entire story. Chevron was able to save $3 million in the very first year thanks to improved sampling.
Chevron is far from the only success story with this product. One West Coast refinery installed a Komax custody transfer static mixer to improve their desalting efficiency. The mixer paid for itself within the first year of operation, and the refinery looked at an average savings of $1,000 per year in lower power consumption and fuel costs.
The typical payback with one of these mixers happens within hours of installation. More than 8,000 of them have been installed worldwide.
Finding One to Meet Your Needs
As with any Komax product, we’ll customize your custody transfer mixer to meet your needs. It can be installed in a vertical or horizontal pipeline, and it can be installed in any pipe with a diameter from one to 48 inches.
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