Alberta Energy has said that oil sands production will increase to four million barrels per day by 2024. Just a few years ago, production was just 2.3 million barrels per day. An increase of this magnitude has many concerned about the environmental impact of oil sands production, particularly in light of The Suncor pond water effluent release just a few weeks ago. Is there a way to help deal with the environmental challenges the industry continues to pose? Absolutely. There are several, but one way most companies involved can address those challenges is with better equipment.
Why Equipment is a Game Changer
Adding brand new equipment can completely change the way a company works. Often equipment that is outdated or overworn means the process is slower and uses more energy. New equipment, though, can put an end to that.
At Komax, we offer three different technologies designed specifically for oil sands mining companies. Our desuperheater, inline steam heater, and lined static mixers offer the technology necessary for today’s mining operations to run leaner and faster than ever before, helping Alberta Energy meet their goals of four million barrels per day.
Komax can also design other options specifically to meet the needs of these companies and this industry, and each of our designs is already energy efficient in nature. Our desuperheater, for example, was designed on a completely different scale than most other options on the market today, and those design changes translates to real energy savings for most companies.
New equipment isn’t going to completely change the environmental equation for oil sands companies, but it will make a difference, and those small changes can add up to more serious savings over time.