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Natural Resources Research

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 1609–1617 | Cite as

Experimental Investigation of Rheological Behavior and Wax Deposition of Waxy Oil–Disulfide Oil Systems

  • Mojtaba Mansourpoor
  • Reza AzinEmail author
  • Shahriar Osfouri
  • Amir Abbas Izadpanah
  • Rahmatallah Saboori
Original Paper
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Abstract

In this work, we studied the feasibility of using disulfide oil (DSO) as a solvent for wax prevention in pipelines. Several tests were carried out to determine the effects of DSO, ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), acetone, and p-xylene and their mixtures on wax appearance temperature (WAT), deposition mass, and rheological properties of oil samples. The WAT was determined from viscosity in the temperature range of 2–40 °C with 1 °C min−1 cooling rate. Viscoelastic modulus of different samples was measured at temperature intervals of 25–65 °C with 0.5 °C min−1 cooling rate. Results indicated that DSO has a good potential for reducing WAT and wax deposition mass; however, increasing DSO concentration to higher than 800 ppm did not show a significant effect on deposition reduction. It was found that a mixture of inhibitors had higher impact on reducing wax deposition. Using 800 ppm of EVA–DSO–acetone mixture resulted in deposition mass reduction to about 35.74%. It was found that the strong original gel network was considerably weakened by addition of DSO.

Keywords

Waxy oil Disulfide oil Wax deposition Rheological behavior Cold finger 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemical EngineeringPersian Gulf UniversityBushehrIran
  2. 2.Petroleum Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemical EngineeringPersian Gulf UniversityBushehrIran

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