As the compositions of slop oil and industrial emulsions can vary widely, our plant design makes it possible to handle various grades of slop oil and emulsions in the same process/plant. ROCCO Slop Oil Plant works as an “oil recovery hub” for the industry – a fully integrated process plant, using Double Separation Technology (DST). The plant can be built in a variety of sizes, processing volumes from 10 000 tons and upwards.
Today’s market for slop oil is fragmented and uses low tech solutions for cleaning, mainly mechanical cleaning in conjunction with heat. RecondOil’s technology improves the process dramatically:
A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM
Low quality residues (Slop Oils) are a global environmental problem found wherever oil is being drilled, refined, transported or stored. It is a generally agreed on fact that these residue products cannot be refined directly without first undergoing some sort of processing. This is because one or more of the technical / chemical parameters possessed by these oils are often well beyond the maximum limits specified and allowable for raw products to be refined.
There is a serious need for technologies to process these low-quality residual oils. Slop oils represents big values! Values that can be unlocked by RecondOil’s ROCCOTM SLOP!
WHAT IS SLOP OIL?
Slop(s) as defined in the dictionary states ”liquid refuse” or ”spilt liquid”, therefore a slop tank/pond will be a convenient place to store all waste products, especially products which cannot be separated by conventional methods.
By definition slop oil treatment is one of the most technically demanding applications for separation technology. Originating from many sources, slop oils vary widely in composition and physical properties. One common factor is that they contain both water and solid impurities, coarse as well as fine. In addition, the oil and water frequently form a very tight emulsion, often stabilized by fine particle contamination. Slop oils are of no value without special processing, and are expensive in terms of storage, disposal, and can be very environmentally unfriendly, especially if stored in a pond open to the atmosphere. This variability of the feedstock is one of the key problems when trying to reliably achieve an effective and efficient separation of the solid, aqueous and oil phases.
Our plant design allows for changes in the feedstock composition while assuring the highest quality and quantity of recovered oil. The primary objective of the plant is to recover oil that can either be directly marketed as a valuable product or sold to a refinery for further processing. The second objective is to solve an environmental problem by processing, recovering and reusing the contents of a slop oil pond.
Slop Oil can consist of the following:
In addition, waxes are normally also present, which usually dictates the necessity to process at high temperatures (+70 C).
Slop Oil can originate from many sources.
This makes Slop Oil treatment into one of the most technically demanding applications for separation technology.