Manufacturer: Vinci Technologies
Model Number: Ashalteval
The Asphalteval is a lab-scale circulating flow loop designed to measure asphaltene deposition under realistic turbulent-flow conditions encountered in real-world production and transportation environments. Solid deposits are measured using a solids detection system that is based on the principle of light scattering. Optional high-pressure microcopy facilities are also available and allow for imaging the solids particles in the live oil. The pipe loop allows for experimental investigation of the effects of temperature, pressure, flow regime, and shear rate on asphaltenes deposition behavior. The effect of additives can also be assessed. These systems are available with wetted parts made of stainless steel or hastelloy.