For Crude Oil
LPTM 100 Flow Improver is a part of the Lubrizol Specialty Products, Inc. (LSPI) range of innovative and technologically superior Flow Improver Solutions. This pioneering suspension product provides the answer to crude petroleum pipeline needs.
LPTM 100 Flow Improver is an aqueous suspension. Its robust characteristics make it an optimum drag reducer for many pipeline applications. LP™ 100 Flow Improver can provide greater than 80% drag reduction. This benefit allows companies to strategically reduce pipeline operating costs, increase throughput, decrease pressure or shut down intermediate pump stations.
LPTM 100 Flow Improver dissolves into flowing product without coating pipeline walls, and increases throughput while reducing internal corrosion rates. The polymer technology developed by Lubrizol Specialty Products, Inc. allows greater amounts of active polymer to be deployed in a fixed amount of product while improving the dissolution dynamics. The polymer of choice shows excellent hydrocarbon affinity and is able to attain elevated levels of drag reduction under varied operating scenarios. It also has the strength to effectively endure shear forces.
LPTM 100 Flow Improver is easy to handle, store and clean up. LPTM 100 Flow Improver flows easily and does not require nitrogen pressurized storage tanks.
See back page for product properties.
|Designed for use on||Petroleum crude oil|
|Flow Improver type||Suspension|
|Carrier / Solvent||Water|
|Maximum drag reduction||Greater than 80%|
|Typical concentration||5 to 50 ppm|
|Density||8.0 lbs/gal (0.96 g/cm3)|
|Flash Point||Not applicable|
|Viscosity||350 cP @ 511s-1 (Non-Newtonian) @ 77°F/25°C|
|Freezing Point||32°F (0°C)|
|Boiling Point||212°F (100°C)|
|Vapor Pressure||0.46 psia (23.8 mm Hg) @ 77°F/25°C|
|Operating range||32°F to 110°F (0°C to 43.3°C)|
|Product stability||Stable emulsion
Intermittent agitation required
|Pressure||No nitrogen or pressurized vessels required|
|Heating||Heating tracing and heating required under freezing conditions
Climate control environment available
|Pumps||Various designs available for different injection range and environments|
|Range||5 to 2,500 gal/day (20 to 9,500 L/day)|
|Flow meter||Mass (Coriolis)|
|SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL
Reference country specific Safety Data Sheet for local requirements.
|Safety & Health||Nonflammable; Nonhazardous|
|(per U.S. OSHA)||Low toxicity. Conventional protection equipment|
|Environmental||Not classified as hazardous waste|
|(per U.S. EPA)|