Electrostatic Dehydration and Desalting: Essential Processes for Reducing Corrosion During Transportation and Refining Processes

Recorded On: 10/25/2016

Electrostatic dehydration and desalting are essential processes for reducing corrosion during transportation and refining processes.

This 90 minute webinar will:

  • Review the three fundamental electrostatic forces – 10 minutes
  • Review synergies between electrostatics, chemistries and hydraulics – 20 minutes
  • Explain the desalting process – 10 minutes
  • Highlight several dehydration products available – 20 minutes
  • Discuss the specific advantages of them – 20 minutes
  • Q&A – 10 minutes

This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

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Gary W. Sams, P.E.

Managing Director R&D, Cameron

Gary has been working in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years.He began my career in 1976 when he joined NATCO in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a research engineer.He worked in this capacity for 8 years on products ranging from oil and gas combustion equipment, low NOx burners, flue gas scrubbers, indirect heaters and steam generators.

In 1983, he accepted a position as a Senior Product Engineer with NATCO where he engineered and built a variety of water filters, heaters and steam generators.In 1992, he was promoted to the position of R&D Manager for NATCO based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.During the next 17 years he managed NATCO's product development activities for products ranging from heaters, oil dehydrators and traditional and compact separators.

In 2009, the NATCO R&D facility relocated from Tulsa to Houston and was subsequently acquired by Cameron. For the past 7 years, Gary has held the position of Managing Director R&D for Cameron's Process System division.

Gary has 22 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office encompassing a wide range of processes including vent gas combustion, indirect heater improvements, combustion noise abatement, emulsion treatment, high velocity electrostatic coalescence, biodiesel treating, phase separation, dual frequency electrostatic coalescence and hydrate control for deep gas.

Gary is one of six Engineering Fellows within Cameron.He has a Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma.

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10/25/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
10/25/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit