Natural gas processing consists of separating all of the various hydrocarbons and fluids from the pure natural gas, to produce dry natural gas. The process of fractionating and refining crude oil can be very complex depending on the mixture of hydrocarbons, presence of sour gas, and the density and viscosity of the crude and its various fractions. During the processing, the mixtures and individual components have to be pumped through chemical reactors and refining equipment.
The first steps in the petroleum refining process are to desalt the crude petroleum and separate the crude into its various petroleum fractions using distillation. It removes corrosive salts from the crude petroleum by mixing heated crude with water. The crude petroleum and desalter water are separated using electrostatic separation and demulsification to break the emulsion and separate the two phases.
Crush Cutting Flexible Dies includes cutting tools consisting of a thin flexible sheet of steel with its surface configured to produce the desired die cut shape. It is usually mounted on a magnetized steel roller. It acts as a disposable surface for the roll. It is suitable for thin substrates such a pressure sensitive labels and paper.