System for heating viscous oil using heat pumps

Autor/autori: Sorin NEACSU , Cristian EPARU, Bruno HAMETNER

Rezumat: In the case of viscous oil transport through pipelines, one of the methods used to decrease the oil viscosity consist in its heating. In the laboratories of Thermotechnics from Petroleum-Gas University of Ploie?ti a new heating system was created, a system for viscous oil with a heat pump water-water that uses the surface geothermal energy as cold source. The paper describes the system used for heating the oil and also its performance compared with the classical systems.

Cuvinte cheie: heat, pump, viscous, oil