Air Filtration Solutions for Refineries

Refinery (oil refinery or petroleum refinery) process implies the transformation of crude oil (basic raw material for the petroleum industry) into viable products such as petrol, diesel fuel, asphalt base, fuel oils, heating oil, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, and petroleum naphtha.

In the global economy, the oil refining or petroleum refining industry persists to be the most focused industry than any other industry. By-products and end products of the refining process are being utilized in the transportation industries, households (an energy source for the cooking), and in a wide variety of businesses like plastics, industrial fabrics, paints, dyes, medications, fertilizers, and other consumer goods.

Regardless of these benefits, the refining industry is a high-risk environment, because refineries are large and complex sites that conduct upstream, midstream, downstream, distillation processes, and these are executed in extreme environments.

Corrosion is a major frequent problem that may take place during the processing of crude oil to end products. Furthermore, corrosion processes affect not only the chemical properties of metal or metal alloys (metal or metal alloys are the raw materials for the refinery equipment) but also cause differences in their physical properties and mechanical behaviors.

Corrosion can be occurred at:

  • Control Rooms
  • Overhead Distillation
  • Storage Tanks
  • Desalting Units
  • Crude Oil Distillation Units
  • Hydrotreating Units
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit

There are many sources of corrosion in refining operations, but they can be divided into three groups: corrosion from crude oil components, corrosion from chemicals used in refining processes, and environmental corrosion.

Although crude oil is not corrosive in nature, impurities, and components containing naphthenic acid gas (NA), hydrochloric acid (HCl), amine, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonium bisulfide (NH4HS), ammonium chloride (NH4Cl), and oxygen (02).

Particulate and corrosive gaseous contaminants have become a fundamental problem for these control rooms, and other major assets of the refineries. Corrosion can sometimes lead to catastrophic equipment failures. These contaminants enter the control rooms in a variety of ways, including refining processes, the release of by-products into the surroundings, outdoor ventilation systems, adjacent interior areas, and individuals entering and exiting the room.

Optimize Your Filtration and Improve Your Environment

Using SAAF™ Tech Tools, a decision science solution program for configuring gas-phase applications, AAF experts can identify optimal media and equipment solutions. SAAF Tech Tools simplifies the complexities surrounding gas-phase applications through a guided problem-solving experience.

A thorough air filter audit of your HVAC Systems is the first step that AAF takes in order to provide you with professional guidance and analysis for cost savings and risk reduction. By conducting this audit, we will be able to understand your current state and then utilize SAAF Tech Tools and TCO Diagnostic®, advanced analytical software tools, to identify how you can improve air quality, energy savings, and operational flexibility while reducing risk and total cost of ownership.

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Air Filter Audit

Complete Filter Analysis: Air Filtration Audit

A thorough air filter audit of your HVAC systems is the first step that AAF takes, in order to provide you with HVAC energy analysis for cost savings. In this way, we identify how your filtration system can optimally perform. Contact us to find out more about lowering your HVAC cost.


Gas-Phase Services

Combined with AAF’s expertise in airborne particulate filtration, SAAF products are part of our total filtration solutions to protect people, processes, and equipment. These products enable media life analysis and reactivity monitoring. Contact us to ascertain more.


Total Cost of Ownership Made Clear: TCO Diagnostic®

TCO Diagnostic, which is customized to your HVAC total cost of ownership, provides a clear insight into the optimal filtration options and tailors to your demands for a full clean air solution – enhancing air quality, energy savings, and operational flexibility while lowering your life cycle costs.

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