Through patented technology, Komax is transforming the Oil Sands separation process and improving the extraction plant industry. The tailings solvent recovery heater is a severe duty steam heater that allows processors to take advantage of the high thermal efficiency and controllability of direct steam injection.
The oil sands are a mixture of sand, water, clay, and a type of oil call bitumen. Thanks to innovation and technology, we can recover oil from the oil sands, providing energy security for the future. Oil sands identifies the end product derived from bitumen: crude oil.
Process temperature is specifically one of the most important operating variables affecting bitumen recovery. At low temperatures, the bitumen viscosity is high and attachment to air bubbles is very weak. However, as the temperature increases, the bitumen viscosity is reduced and approaches the viscosity of water. This enables the bitumen to envelop the air bubble and provide a far more stable attachment. Bitumen recovery rates are therefore greatly improved at higher operating temperatures.
The oil sands extraction industry requires equipment that can withstand the hard conditions and produce efficiently.
A severe duty steam heater helps to optimize the Oil Sands separation process and to endure the harshest operating conditions possible. Therefore, allowing for oil sands processors to take advantage of the high thermal efficiency and instant controllability of direct steam injection. A severe duty inline steam heater offers continual efficiency of nearly 100%.
The Developments of the Design
The Komax severe duty steam heater has proven itself to be the best way to optimize the Oil Sands separation process. This is because the design can withstand the harshest operating conditions and high temperatures.
The high thermal efficiency and instant controllability of direct steam injection means oil sands processors can optimize the separation process. Significantly more efficient than indirect systems, this model provides on-demand hot water instantly, mixing the steam and bitumen froth, tailings, or other slurries together with no moving parts – thus, low noise and low vibration and less wear and tear.
With a single modulating steam control valve, the severe-duty steam heater provides better than a 10:1 turndown capability.
The utilization of the steam heater must be adjusted to your needs, both from the temperature, air humidity, the room used, and the influence on heated items so it can create savings on installation costs and operational costs that are increasingly profitable for your business.
Komax is a leader in static mixing, steam heaters, desuperheaters, and heat exchangers technology. They are the only company that provides a significantly dependable inline direct steam heat exchanger. They can create a solution designed specifically for your needs.