Paraffin wax deposition and its remediation methods on crude oil pipelines: A systematic review

Elarbe, Basem and Elganidi, Ibrahim and Ridzuan, N. and Abdullah, N. and Kamal, Y. (2021) Paraffin wax deposition and its remediation methods on crude oil pipelines: A systematic review. Maejo International Journal of Energy and Environmental Communication, 3 (3). pp. 6-34. ISSN 2673-0537. (Published)

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Due to low-temperature circumstances, precipitation and paraffin wax deposition in manufacturing pipes and transportation tubes from offshore to onshore are significant challenges in the oil and gas sector. It may cause a reduction in output, a shutdown, pipeline blockage, and increased fluid viscosity. The most often used method for resolving this problem is to inject a wax inhibitor into the channel. Most current studies about paraffin wax are disseminated in literary works or exist as tacit knowledge in professional crania. This review research aims to exchange information and fulfil the deficits caused by providing a complete overview of the chemistry of paraffin wax precipitation and accumulation and causes, processes, and detection. It also discusses the overall impacts of paraffin wax deposition, how to deal with it, and several cleaning options. It also includes a conclusion and beneficial tips.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cude oil; Wax deposition; Pour point depressant; Paraffin wax mechanism; Remdiation method
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Norida Ridzuan
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 03:37
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 03:37
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