Slop oils vary widely in their composition and physical properties. These streams can represent a major issue for the refinery since they often cause operational problems when reprocessed. The processing of slop oil can result in upsets, impacting desalter performance, crude unit and other downstream units, and wastewater treatment plant operations. With the Nalco Champion treatment strategies, slop oil can be safely reprocessed with minimal impact on these facilities.
A slop oil treatment programme works to provide an improved and more consistent quality of oil and return that oil to processing. By reducing the solids and water content of reprocessed slop oil, the Nalco Champion treatment strategies minimizes the risk of unit upsets and allows the refinery to maximise crude unit throughput and reduce slop oil inventory.