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Paraffinic sludge reduction in crude oil storage tanks through the use of shearing and resuspension

@article{Zdenek2004ParaffinicSR,
  title={Paraffinic sludge reduction in crude oil storage tanks through the use of shearing and resuspension},
  author={Dundr Zdenek and M. Greg and A. Robert},
  journal={Acta Montanistica Slovaca},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={184-188}
}
Abstrakt This paper presents a method of cleaning paraffinic crude oil sludge from storage tanks by shearing and resuspension using an in-line jet mixer. An explanation is presented of why sludge deposition occurs in storage tanks that contain paraffinic crude oil. Conventional methods of tank cleaning are discussed. A theory regarding the behaviour of a submerged fluid jet is presented and the concept of “critical energy minimum’ is established. This paper presents a method used to… Expand

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