Thanks to today’s advanced techniques, Alberta’s oil-sands region is one of the best places to be in the oil industry right now, falling second only to Saudi Arabia in recoverable oil. Teh problem, though, is that it takes quite a bit of work to get there, and one of the more challenging aspects is the bitumen separation process. Komax, though, has patented technology to aid this process.
We’ve designed this unique heater specifically to optimize the oil sands separation process. With designs that were made to ensure the world’s harshest operating conditions, processors can look forward to high thermal efficiency and instant controllability. The heating range efficiency is nearly 100%, and the technology behind this product means you’re going to enjoy a long operating life as well as a lower noise factor and virtually no vibration. It’s a breakthrough in technology like the oil sands industry has never seen before. What’s more, though, is that we can make it in almost any size to match the needs of your given application. This is truly design efficiency – a highly modified direct steam injection heater that uses tungsten carbide construction in the areas of highest wear.
One factor many processors love about this heater choice is that is provides a level of space savings many heat exchangers just can’t. Add that to the fact that it’s very resistant to scaling and there’s little capital output needed to install it, and you have the ideal choice for this industry and many others.
Komax has been working with steam heat technology for decades, installing it in oil refineries, food processing plants, and more, but that technology was only a start when it came time to design something for the oil sands industry. That’s why we built upon our existing knowledge to create the severe duty version.
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