Collins, T.

Forum Process Technologies, Houston, Texas

Tom Collins is the Vice President of FPT. With more than 37 yr of experience in desalting, he focuses on technical sales, process review, desalter design, troubleshooting, training, optimization and business development. Mr. Collins began his career at Petreco in 1980 servicing desalters worldwide, and has spent his entire career in the desalting field.

Flexibility in desalting operations for opportunity crudes

Mejias, I., Liu, Y., Boul, J., Collins, T., Forum Process Technologies

Typically, opportunity crudes require more rigorous desalting to yield high-quality products due to high levels of naphthenic acids, basic sediment and water (BS&W) and filterable solids, among others.