Emulsions refer to mixture of two or more immiscible liquids. For an emulsion to form the components should be immiscible with each other. Various equipments are available in the oil and gas industry. Heater treaters are predominantly used in the oil industry. Heater treater, as the name implies, heat the feed to break the emulsion. There are two types of heater treaters i.e. horizontal heater treaters and vertical heater treaters. Vertical heater treaters are used when the flow is coming from the single well. When the flow is coming from the number of wells, horizontal heater treater is used. In this paper, an attempt has been made to design horizontal heater treater for the crude oil coming from a loosely consolidated, water drive sandstone reservoir in offshore South Louisiana field. As the flow is coming from 10 wells, therefore horizontal heater treater is used. In designing of treater three equations are used i.e. settling equation, retention time equations for heat required. An adequate solution of the dimensions and the fire tube rating of the heater treater has been provided at the end of the paper.
Emulsion, heater treater, horizontal heater treater, dimensions of heater treater, fire tube rating
Deepankar Chadha; Pulkit Chaudhary, Designing a Methodology for Optimisation of Heater Treater, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 21, Issue 1, July 2016, e-ISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-81-932623-1-3.