No, not the back-and-forth with the kids you do with your ex-spouse, but the kind of transporting you have to do with physical substances in the oil and gas industry. Whether you are transferring raw or refined petroleum from tank to tanker or to ships, transfer accuracy is critical to get right for all the stakeholders involved.
There are a number of moving pieces in a custody transfer that include maintaining the industry standards, national measuring standards, any regulations in place as well as the customer’s contractual agreement. Accuracy is the most important quality in a custody transfer. And the process starts right at the beginning with the equipment used to process the slurry.
A Komax Custody Transfer Mixer ensures that bottom sediment and water is thoroughly dispersed throughout the crude oil stream for optimal performance. Automation takes the guesswork out of the process and creates the most consistent sampling. Our mixers can be installed in ship and tank truck terminals or refinery transfers. In this instance, the innovative design of the mixer along with the port means the CT mixer can be installed either vertically or horizontally.
One of the best ways to ensure the sampling is accurate is to use an innovative design that forces the bottom water up into the crude and creates a back-mixing feature that means you won’t have spikes of bottom sediment and water at various places in the pipeline, leading to inaccurate sampling. This low pressure drop static mixer is designed specifically to optimize the accuracy of the sampling.
Highly reliable net crude oil measurements mean good business for your brand’s image as well as your bottom line.