Fuel oil blending system
GlobeCore develops and manufactures inline continuous USB biodiesel blending systems, designed for compounding of fuels and any other liquid ingredients, including bioethanol and liquids of vegetable origin.
These biodiesel blending systems come in several types, can be designed stationary or mobile (installed on trailers, in vans or on railroad flatbed cars etc). The client specifies the type ingredients and the final product for customization of the unit. The blending units be used to produce any fuel blens: summer diesel, winter diesel, arctic diesel, Euro-4 high-octane gasoline, Euro-5 fuel etc.
The main purpose of these systems is intensification of dispersion, homogenization and emulsification and blending of seemingly immiscible liquids and suspensions. The final product is a steady mix, which remains stable for a long time.
Hydrodynamic continuous mixers:
This type of equipment includes compounders, cavitators, blenders, dispersers, homogenizers etc.
We develop and manufacture custom equipment of this types, tailored to the individual needs of the client, with attention to the finest details of the process, and supplied to the client directly from the manufacturer.
Our USB blending systems are delivered worldwide and are operated today in more than 53 countries, where hundreds of facilities operate GlobeCore blending units. The units work in any climatic zones and climatic conditions from -65 to +55 degrees Celsius.
Our compounding systems come with the capacity of 5 to 600 t/hour and the possibility of compounding 2 to 7 components in any proportion with the possibility to fine tune the ratios.
Each unit is developed and manufactured for the specific client, according to the requirements of the customer; the equipment is integrated into existing processes, or can be used as part of entirely new process facilities.
Our compounding units are used for:
- Blended fuel production
- Gasoline blending
- Blending of diesel + biodiesel
- Blending of gasoline + bioethanol
- Winter diesel fuel production
- Arctic diesel fuel production
- Increased efficiency of hydrodesulphurization by pre-processing of distillates for the production of modern environmentally friendly fuels
- Detergent production
- Shampoo production
- Lubricant cooling liquid production, made by mixing the base liquid additives.
FUEL OIL BLENDING SYSTEM
Our company develops various innovative, energy-saving equipment and technologies. Our products are available under GlobeCore trademark (Oldenburg, Germany).
The main purpose of our products is intensification of dispersion, homogenization and emulsification of various substances, many of which seem to be immiscible. The end product is a stable finely dispersed mixture with a long storage life and a very low tendency to separate.
Some of the hydrodynamic mixing units are compounders, cavitators, blenders, dispersers, homogenizers and other types of equipment.
Our engineers have been perfecting and developing blending systems since the 1960s; thousands of such units have been produced.
We take custom orders: to suit client needs, we manufacture blending systems according to the clients individual requirements with careful consideration of the technology process.
Our units are used in more than 70 countries now. Below is a description of the processes the units are used for:
Light and dark petrochemical material production
This includes production of various materials from oil (high quality 95 octane gasoline, bio-gasoline, Euro-compliant diesel fuel, light heating oil, dark heating oil, heavy oil according to Euro-4 standards, paints, biodiesel etc).
Our units and solutions are designed for:
- Compounding of multi-component mixes to produce motor fuel, biogasoline and biodiesel, to improve octane number of low-octane fuel etc;
- Production of multi-component combustion fuels: water-fuel emulsions, water-oil emulsions for boilers, blending of various liquids and mixing additives to liquid fuels;
- Production and preparation of diesel fuel, production of winter and arctic fuel by mixing in anti-gel and anti-freezing additives, economizing of heating fuel, water-oil emulsions, heavy fuel and coking industry products.
Our USB units have been supplied to over 53 countries, to hundreds of industrial facilities, where they are operated in all climate zones with temperatures from -65 to +55oC.
All USB unit types are very simple to operate, easy to install, have a small footprint and come complete with full documentation and installation assistance service.
The blended gasoline production units are built for 5 to 600 tons per hour capacity for 2 to 7 ingredients.
Each unit is designed for a specific client, according to client requirements. The equipment can easily be integrated into existing processing equipment.
Compounding means mixing two or more fuel, oil or other ingredients to achieve specific product parameters.
Processing of oil and petrochemical products in the USB units occurs under highly intensive hydrodynamic and cavitation conditions, created by the sharp drop of pressure in the hydrodynamic (also known as trans-sonic) jet mixer with powerful physical influence on the processed fluid.
The method and technology of treatment in a subsonic flow is capable to change the structure of the fluid, increases light fraction yield, improves such properties as viscosity, sulfur and paraffin composition, accelerates additive mixing when making blended gasoline, water-fuel emulsion and mixes, oils, greases and other fluids.
The unit is designed for petrochemical facilities, filling stations and refineries. Besides, the technology and the equipment is widely used in over 400 industries, such as paint production, food production, mining, metallurgy, perfumery etc.
The compounding units are used for:
- Blended fuel production;
- Blended gasoline production;
- Blending diesel with biodiesel;
- Blending gasoline and bioethanol;
- Production of winter diesel fuel;
- Production of arctic diesel fuel;
- Improvement of hydro sulfur removal by pretreatment of distillates in production of modern environmentally clean fuel;
- Production of various surfactants;
- Detergent production;
- Production of lubrication materials, coolants etc, by blending a base liquid with additives.
Our compounding units have a range of advantages, and first of all, it is a complete unit easily integrated into any production cycle.
Results of USB unit implementation
The USB units are operated by many heating facilities successfully, as illustrated by the results of commissioning and operational tests of boilers of varying capacity, which use heavy heating oil and water-oil emulsion for fuel, with water content 8-20% (boilers tested in similar operating modes):
Parameter changes when burning fuel-water emulsion fuel Savings of heating oil depend on combustion equipment (boilers, burners) and original fuel oil parameters. Saving range is 8 to 20%. The amount of emissions to the atmosphere drops by 70-75%, soot emissions decrease significantly Bottom water disposal is not required, bottom water is distributed uniformly in the fuel oil. Boiler reliability improves, since loss of flame due caused by water in the fuel is eliminated entirely. Uniformity of combustion is improved. The amount of solid deposits on the walls of the boiler and gas ducts is reduced.
|Parameter||Changes when burning fuel-water emulsion fuel|
|Straight heating oil consumption||Savings of heating oil depend on combustion equipment (boilers, burners) and original fuel oil parameters. Saving range is 8 to 20%.|
|Atmospheric emissions||The amount of emissions to the atmosphere drops by 70-75%, soot emissions decrease significantly|
|Bottom water disposal||Not required, bottom water is distributed uniformly in the fuel oil.|
|Boiler reliability||Reliability improves, since loss of flame due caused by water in the fuel is eliminated entirely. Uniformity of combustion is improved.|
|Boiler wear||The amount of solid deposits on the walls of the boiler and gas ducts is reduced.|
|Specifications of the most popular of the USB unit range|
|Number of liquid ingredients mixed||2…3||2…5||2…3||2…3||2…5||2…3||2…5|
|Main ingredient flow, m3/hour||17||11||13||57||50,0||100||100|
|Additive flow, m3/hour|
|* input I||0.25..2.5||2..7||0.25..2.5||0.5..3.5||0.1..1.0||0.4…4||0.4…4|
|* input II||0.1..1.0||0.5..3.5||0.1..1.0||0.1..1.0||0.0..0.02||0.4…4||0.4…4|
|* input III||–||0.5..3.5||–||–||0.25..2.5||2.5…25||0.05…0.5|
|* input IV||–||0.15..0.65||–||–||0.5..6.3||–||2.5…25|
|Fuel supply pressure, MPa||0.8||0.8||0.8||0.8||0.8||0.8||0.8|
|Power consumption, kW||15||15||15||36||36||55||55|
|Output head, m, max||до 15||до 15||до 15||до 15||до 15||до 15||до 15|
USB unit advantages for oil refineries:
- Compounding of blended fuels (gasoline, diesel) to reduce light fraction consumption;
- Power savings: the unit is equipped with one motor and one pump only;
- Reduction of viscosity, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine salts, ash and paraffin content in crude oil;
- Compounding of oil improves the quality of straight run fractions: reduction of sulfur content and improvement of octane number of gasoline, reduction of sulfur and cloud point of diesel fuel;
- Improvement of fraction quality reduces the costs of finishing treatment;
- All equipment certified by the corresponding international bodies.
The compounding units increase light fraction yield. It is also possible to equalize several types of oil for refinery stability. The unit saves electric energy and time and increases quality of all oil products.
Advantages of hydrodynamic acoustic cavitation units:
- Low power consumption;
- High energy of cavitation;
- Cheap energy conversion into cavitation;
- Simple operation;
- Advanced controls;
- Available with any production capacity;
- Combination of several processes;
- Easy integration;
- Low metal costs;
- Simple adjustment for optimal performance.