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LP™ 111

LPTM 111

For High Performance in Crude Oil


Background

LPTM 111 Flow Improver is part of the Lubrizol Specialty Products, Inc. (LSPI) range of innovative and technologically superior Flow Improver Solutions. As part of the portfolio, LPTM 111 Flow Improver provides the answer to systems facing challenging needs.

Characteristics

LPTM 111 Flow Improver has been designed for both multiphase pipelines and applications where the logistical costs of transportation and shipping products can be high. This is often the case for offshore applications.

LPTM 111 Flow Improver has a higher concentration of active polymer in the product, allowing high performance using fewer gallons.

Benefits

Great performance :
  • Provides additional buffering from shear effects.
  • Increases flow rates while maintaining current pipeline pressures.
  • Maintains flow while reducing pipeline pressures.
  • Allows shutting down of intermediate pump stations.
Superior technology :
  • Improves pipeline capacity without capital investment.
  • Lower injection rates than other drag reducers.
  • Faster dissolution rates than other drag reducers.
  • Reduces internal corrosion rate by up to 40%.
  • Reduces crude heat loss.
  • DRA of choice for multiphase systems.
  • Multiphase modeling and performance forecasting available.

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. The nature of the polymer provides additional buffering from shear affects.

Similar to the other LPTM Flow Improver products, LPTM 111 dissolves into flowing product without coating pipeline walls and increases throughput while reducing internal corrosion rates.

Handling

LPTM 111 Flow Improver is easy to handle, store and clean up. It flows easily and does not require nitrogen pressurized storage tanks.

See back page for product properties.

Graph IP 111The performance curve shows the performance range in which LPTM 111 Flow Improver operates in 100% crude oil, depending on pipeline and crude conditions

LPTM 111

Product Properties

GENERAL
Designed for use on Petroleum crude oil and multiphase applications
Flow Improver type Suspension
Carrier / Solvent Water
PERFORMANCE
Maximum drag reduction Greater than 80% in 100% crude oil
Typical concentration 5 to 50 ppm
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
Color White
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
HANDLING
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
INJECTION EQUIPMENT
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)
Automation Available
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)