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Bulk material handling is another branch of engineering focused on the design of equipment used for the handling of dry materials.
At SN Lavalin, we are dedicated and skilled in powerful independent and automated systems as a notable company in the bulk handling equipment industry. We investigate petroleum refining bulk materials in different exterior and interior plant sites, move them between processing machinery and storage facilities, determine its weight, feed to packaging lines, oust it, finish processing, and provide storage. From there, heavy-duty vehicles carry them.
Common End Products
The following are standard petroleum refining products manufactured using bulk ingredients and powder.
- Ethanol fuel
This fuel is ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, used as fuel. It is most often used as a motor fuel, mainly as a biofuel additive for gasoline. They help in Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Positive Net Energy Balance.
This translucent flammable liquid acts as fuel agent and thus, functions as power producer in combustion engines.
- Hydrocarbon Gels
These are principal constituents and are mainly found in petroleum products. They are used as alternatives to fuels and lubricants. Also, they are used to produce finished products such bombs, plastic and rubbers, chemicals, and solvents.
Diesel fuel, in general, is any liquid fuel specifically designed for use in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel. Therefore, diesel fuel needs good compression ignition characteristics.
Other popular petroleum refinery end products are: Gasoline, Gear lubes, jet fuel, lubricants, roofing asphalts, roofing, rubber, waxes, tack coat, soluble oil, etc.
- Features of Petroleum Bulk Material
Bulk ingredients used in Petroleum refinery range from oily to dry, non-free-flowing to the free-flowing, and large particle to powder. Common material features include:
Materials are usually rough, capable of causing damage by grinding or rubbing against something.
Materials are generally dangerous and must be handled with care
Some solid materials are capable of absorbing moisture from the surrounding atmosphere.
- Free- and semi-free flowing
Safety while handling materials is paramount as they may burn when it comes in contact with certain surfaces
- Materials that cake, pack, or smear
Materials are easily flammable; that is, they can catch fire easily.
Common Bulk Materials Handled
The bulk materials commonly used in the manufacturing of end products in the petroleum industry are
- Flame retardant
These are substances added to combustible materials to prevent fires or slow the spread of fire and provide additional escape time.
Graphite refers to a crystalline form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a hexagonal structure. It occurs naturally in this form and is the most stable form of carbon under standard conditions. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Its high conductivity makes it useful in electronic products such as electrodes, batteries, and solar panels.
Popularly known as Asphaltite, it is a bitumen that has high heat temperature and is produced naturally from hard soluble hydrocarbon. Gilsonite is used to manufacture wire insulation, paints, varnishes, construction materials, asphalt, printing ink, oil well drilling, drilling Fluid, and foundry casting.
Other popular petroleum refinery bulk materials handled are Guar gum, Salt, Sodium, Copper, Citric Acid, Sand, etc.
Functions of SN Lavalin's Bulk Petroleum refining Equipment
- Lessens the time for wash-down
- Eradicates cross-contamination between changeovers
- Prevention of product and plant contamination
- It contains debris and dust
- Ensures cleanliness