Frames has completed the delivery of an Electrostatic Coalescer for Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) in Kazakhstan. An integral part of the TCO Future Growth Project (FGP), the Electrostatic Coalescer will remove water and contaminants from crude oil through desalting and dehydration. It is one of the largest ever delivered by Frames, weighing over 200 tonnes.
The Electrostatic Coalescer uses alternating current (AC) technology for improved reliability and operational simplicity. It also features Frames’ proprietary inlet distributor technology to ensure optimal (uniform) distribution of the oil-water mixture for more efficient use of the electrostatic area compared to other, more traditional distributors commonly used in the industry.
For the TCO project, the Electrostatic Coalescer features a complex internals design to meet advanced electrostatic coalescence requirements, requiring special superalloys and construction - incoloy with weld overlays. Following transportation to South Korea for module integration, the Electrostatic Coalescer will be shipped to Kazakhstan for final installation in Tengiz.
Frames worked closely with Tengizchevroil on the Electrostatic Coalescer specification and manufacture.
“Given the critical role of efficient desalting in maximising oil production, the Frames Electrostatic Coalescer is engineered to match the unique requirements of the crude oil composition and downstream processes,” - Geert Willemse -
– Product Specialist at Frames. “In this way it is fully integrated within the production system for continuous and trouble-free operation."