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post #1 of 10 Old 07-01-2008, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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I got a line on a new oil source but they have a higher than i am used to water content I am wondering what methods you guys are using to dewater?
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heat and gravity...
Heat it to 150 and leave it to settle 1-5 days, whatever is necessary.

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Once the settle is done is it best to pump off the top or drain out the water from the bottom first?
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you can easily pump from the top, use a clear hose so you can see if your getting down in the water.
How much water are you talking about?

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settle for 2 days to start, pull a sample from the top half and do a hot pan test. If there is still water in it, leave it to settle longer.

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They said the oil might range but maybe up to 30% is some cases.
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i would let them keep it!
No way would i mess with that.

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sounds like you'd be better off drinking it if you were dying of thirst in the desert

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Thanks for all the advice its always nice to see it from a different point of view.
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If this oil as all you had, it could be dewatered maybe with the right process but personally i don't like to spend that much time with my oil...i process and use alot so i need to be able to do it fast and easy. The oil i get is completely free of free water and the suspended water is attached to the particulates so basically i can filter only and get the water out.

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