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Chlorine and Desalting Process

Desalting Article

Learn More About Crude Oil Contaminants. Some important features you will learn about include the following:

  • Some contaminants occur naturally in the crude oil and others are accumulated in the upstream process. The primary means to remove these contaminants is the desalting process.
  • Whatever contaminants are not removed by the Desalter must be treated chemically. Of particular importance is chlorine that remains in the desalted crude.
  • The XOS Clora On-Line analyzer accurately measures total Chlorine in raw crude oil, desalted crude, or both.

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