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Silica levels in Diesel

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    Darin Wood

    Does anyone know or have literature on typical Si expected levels in diesel product from the Coker?  Is there a industry benchmark to know when you have achieved lowest possible levels of Si in your diesel.  Any info would be much appreciated 

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    Some designers indicate (estimated values) such as:
    coker naphtha (C5-350ºF) 10-15 ppmw
    Ligth Coker GO (350-650ºF) 4-5 ppmw
    Heavy Coker GO (650ºF-1050ºF 2-3 ppmw
    Those values are for a 100000 cst antifoam
    Remembers that depending on the type of antifoam, those distributions can change
    60000 -100000 CSt is still pretty much the normal, but 600000 and even 1000000 are becoming more prevalent. the higher MW (molecular weight) tend to carry les silica over the fractionator. However, they may not break foam as well as lower MW (are more diluted)
    There is a paper “Foam control methods in delayed coker” Lawrence Kremer (baker petrolite) & Timothy Hueston (Dow corning), where they explain very well the use of antifoam
    I hope this help you, best regards

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