Every day the global oil industry produces around 83 - 84 million barrels of crude oil. All crudes are a mixture of heavy and light components and as the oil is released from the high temperatures and pressures prevailing underground some of the heavy paraffin wax and asphalt components precipitate out from the oil.
These solids separate from the oil at every stage of the production and refining chain and lead to such problems as:
Fouling of oil well rock formations, reducing output and in the extreme blocking wells completely.
Fouling of oil pipelines reducing flow, increasing energy required for pumping and cleaning and in some cases necessitating replacement of pipelines.
Fouling of oil storage tanks in ships and on land necessitating regular shutdowns for clean up.
Precipitation in refinery feedstock streams leading to fouled equipment and high energy costs to pump and heat the streams.
Precipitation from Fuel oils, lubricants and other refined products increasing viscosity, reducing low temperatures performance.
Malcera’s patented products combine the ability to stabilise the solids in oils, dissolve precipitated solids back into oil streams and efficiently separate oil/water/solid to allow reclamation of useful oil products from waste water and solids and realise full value from the oil components.
Malcera paraffin modifiers are based on proprietary and patented technology
Many applications in Crude Oil, Lubricants, Tank Cleaning and Sludge Cleaning where rapidly escalating prices drive a need to minimise waste and maximize yield
Products non-hazardous, stable and environmentally sound
The Malcera team combines over 80 years of oil and chemicals industry expertise
The products have been successfully applied in oil tank cleaning , Fuel oil viscosity reduction, cloud point reduction and down-well paraffin control
Tank-cleaning – efficient separation of oil/water/solids – reducing waste and cost, increasing oil throughput and value.
Heavy Fuel oil blending – improving viscosity and compatibility of hard-to-handle waste streams – increasing value/utility of fuel oils and increasing range of waste streams available.
Down-hole Wax Inhibition – prevention of oil well fouling/reducing viscosity of heavy oils – improved oil production yield/ reducing downtime and cost.
Cloud Point/Pour Point Inhibition – lowering the wax appearance temperature in Lubricant , Fuel Oils and Refinery feed stocks – improved low temperature viscosity and lubricant clarity.