295-501 - Composite Crude Oil Desalter Training Model

Product Dimensions
(L x W x H)
26" x 10" x 11" (660 x 250 x 280 mm)
16 lbs. (7 kg)

Shipping Dimensions
(L x W x H)
32" x 13" x 15" (825 x 330 x 375 mm)
41 lbs. (20 kg)

Crude oil desalters (electrostatic coalescers), frequently found in refinery crude oil units as well as being a common part of oilfield production systems, perform the important function of removing dissolved or suspended inorganic salts, sand and other impurities, from the crude stream, in order to reduce downstream system corrosion, abrasion, coking, fouling and plugging.

Using electrostatic coalescence, a crude oil emulsion including injected dilution wash water is separated creating a waste brine by-product and salt-free crude oil.

This high-fidelity, to-scale training model showcases the equipment features and process components used in two popular crude oil desalters types found in refineries and in oilfield production applications.

Fabricated primarily from durable engineering plastics including clear acrylic, PVC, and ABS, the training aid has been designed to provide maximum visibility of important internal components while ensuring durability in shipping and in long-term use.

Based, generally, on two well-known desalters designs offered by industry leaders, many state-of the-art desalter features are depicted. Numbered “call-outs” of equipment features coupled with a descriptive Title Block/Legend allows for self-discovery of equipment features by the student and enhances instructor use. A stylized technical illustration is provided allowing for testing in component recognition and nomenclature review.
Precise, "to-scale", construction throughout (6" primary shell diameter).
Two desalter designs are depicted on opposite ends of the vessel, including a common grid-type desalter, as well as a counter-current dilution water, plate-type desalter.
Durable, plate-type PVC base assembly with provision for mounting on related support and display structures (10" X 29").
1/8" Wall clear acrylic vessel shell and heads allowing for total visibility of internal details, representative operating interface levels, and internal instrumentation.
Detailed depiction of representative internal components in detail including; coalescing grids, inlet emulsion spreaders, sand pans, sand jetting system, insulated hangers, dilution water header, representative oil/rag/water levels, electrical entrance bushing with insulator, baffles, and oil outlet collector.
Depiction of all primary external detail including; Transformers (Power Units), access walkway, crude oil inlet piping, mixing valve, sampling manifold with cooler cabinet, oil outlet piping, manways, nozzles, representative level instrumentation, dilution water piping, as well as all primary external safety equipment, valving, and primary structural detail.
Detailed Title Block/Legend, including descriptions for numbered equipment details.
Laser-engraved, acrylic, feature numbers and flow arrows throughout.
Specialized custom crating and packaging for protected shipment via motor carrier or sea freight.

Detailed educational scale models can be fragile by nature. DAC assumes NO liability for damage due to mishandling, misuse, or acts of fate.
This technical teaching aid has been designed and constructed based on generic, generally-excepted equipment designs and operating principles. Any similarity to proprietary manufacturer’s designs are strictly coincidental, and unintended.
In accordance with DAC’s established policy of continuous improvement, these specifications and product descriptions are subject to change without notice. This information is the latest technical information as of the time of viewing or printing.